In a post addressing the issue of flattened organizations, Rita McGrath is quoted:
“When you increase the span of control for each manager, you’re giving each employee that much more leverage over the company,” she says.
Flattened organizations can also have many managers who haven’t been properly “seasoned” in the ways of doing business, says McGrath.
“A lot of managerial roles served as development functions — there was a reason for those career paths, and now the people we see attending our executive education programs no longer have that depth of experience,” she says. “They’ve never managed during times of economic hardship before, and it shows.”
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