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Public-Sector Organizations and Organizational Structure

There is generally a preference for tall, rather than flat, organizational structures in large public sector organizations. Unfortunately, this often results in bloated and generally less efficient operations.

However, is it possible that in many countries, taller organizational structures are preferred because they allow more checks and balances to be put in place, to inhibit public-sector corruption and other undesirable practices?

Also, would you expect the increasing use of IT/ICT to encourage flatter public sector organizational structures in the future?

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Public-Sector Organizations

* There is generally a preference for tall, rather than flat, organizational structures in large public sector organizations. Unfortunately, this often results in bloated and generally less efficient operations.

However, is it possible that in many countries, taller organizational structures are preferred because they allow more checks and balances to be put in place, to inhibit public-sector corruption and other undesirable practices?

It is both possible and evident that in many countries, taller organizational structures are preferred because they allow more checks and balances, which ultimately reduces or inhibits potential corruption and other undesirable practices. ...

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