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Chapter 5. Influencing in an Age of Chan... > Organizational Structure: Changing t...

Organizational Structure: Changing the Way Things Work

The five trends discussed so far have contributed to a sixth change, namely, reorganization. Corporations are now undergoing sweeping structural changes that cut across industry lines, geography, and corporate size.

Top-Down Is Out

Most companies have been formally structured from the top down in a strict military or hierarchical model. Upper management sits at the top of a pyramid, with varying layers of middle managers in the middle, and hundreds of supervisors and workers below. Orders issued at the top filter down through the organization. A single group of top individuals makes decisions; influence is top-down.


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