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    How would change from a traditional organization hierarchy to a modern flat hierarchy affect the system dynamics of an organization?

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    Hi,

    Excellent question!

    1. How would change from a traditional organization hierarchy to a modern flat hierarchy affect the system dynamics of an organization? Minimum 250 words

    The dynamics of an organization would be affected in the following ways:

    1. Fewer first-line supervisors and middle management positions.
    2. Move from constancy and specialization to flexibility and adaptability.
    3. Not about hierarchy anymore. It's not about an organizational shape that is vertical and linear. Instead, the employees no longer going to middle management or first-line supervisors, but forming participatory teams.
    4. Not about vertical structures, it is about teams and networked clusters, and empowered project groups, and flattened companies. http://www.steelcase.com/na/organizational_shape_people_at_work_knowledgedesign.aspx?f=10257&c=10943
    5. Employees are more engaged in various work groups negotiate decision-making and influence the business decisions.
    6. Top management do not have lavished offices, while the employees work in isolated ...

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