delayering


delayering
   dismissing employees
   Literally, dispensing with a layer of management in a hierarchical organization:
    These seismic changes effect everyone, but the most vulnerable are older people, ambushed in mid-career by strategies that mask their true intent under such euphemisms as 'right-sizing' and 'delayering'. {Telegraph Magazine, 1 July 1995)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • delayering — UK [diːˈleɪərɪŋ] / US [dɪˈleɪərɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms delayering : singular delayering plural delayerings business British a reduction in the number of levels of management within an organization Many organizations had… …   English dictionary

  • delayering — [[t]diːle͟ɪərɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Delayering is the process of simplifying the administrative structure of a large organization in order to make it more efficient. [BUSINESS] ...downsizing, delayering and other cost cutting measures …   English dictionary

  • delayering — The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and responsive. The process is facilitated by increased use of… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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