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delayer

[di′lā·ər]
(materials)
A substance mixed with solid rocket propellants to decrease the rate of combustion.
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Several organizations reported that both due to delayering, which has made management jobs significantly larger in scope, and changes in business strategies, they now look for more breadth in their senior leaders rather than the deep expertise they had been grooming in the past.
Taking account of the further delayering referred to above, global headcount
This aids delayering and a reduction external inspection routines as peer pressure becomes the main control mechanism.
A strategic evaluation of re-engineering, restructuring, delayering and downsizing policies as flawed paradigm.
This is the opposite of delayering, but different from the now passe "war for talent," WSJ writes.
Replicating the private sector model and migrating to team-based organizational structures will likely prove a tempting way to demonstrate to OMB an agency's commitment to delayering.
5) In conclusion, there appears to have been a pattern of delayering across Europe between 1992 and 1996, but this has not been a robust trend due to the fact that a smaller number of firms have actually added layers.
Management delayering, decentralization, breaking up functional silos, establishing work teams, labor-management partnerships, and employee suggestion programs are all cited as tools of employee empowerment.
But Robbins believes the delayering of management, and the empowerment of staff, have been the biggest changes to the business in recent years.
Many of these companies are downsizing to their core competencies, delayering management hierarchies and strategically outsourcing a wide range of activities aligned along their industry's value chain as a way to lower overhead costs, increase responsiveness to customers, and enhance their flexibility (see Johnston & Lawrence, 1988; Miles & Snow, 1992, 1995; Snow, et al.
What impact is downsizing, outsourcing, and delayering having on our experiences of work?
Some local governments have embarked upon processes such as rightsizing, delayering, downsizing, and outsourcing.