Boundary conditions for effective delegation in flat structures.

Markides, C (2022) Boundary conditions for effective delegation in flat structures. Journal of Organization Design. ISSN 2245-408X (In Press) OPEN ACCESS


For flat structures to succeed, managers need to delegate decision-making authority to their employees and grant them more autonomy. However, for such high-delegation regimes to work, certain boundary-setting parameters or guardrails must be put in place to guide employees’ decisions and actions. The literature has already identified several guardrails that can be used by any organization facing the challenge of delegating decision-making authority without losing control. In this essay, we discuss two that are especially suited for flat structures

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Item Type: Article
Subject Areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 13:26
Date of first compliant deposit: 24 Feb 2022
Subjects: Organisational behaviour
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 13:52

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