Definition of delayering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈleɪərɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈleərɪŋ//
[uncountable] (business)
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the act of reducing the number of levels of staff in an organization, especially by removing one or more levels of managers from their jobs The reorganization will involve delayering. the managers who survived delayering The point of delayering is to create flatter management structures.
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