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Flat versus tall organizations

24 February, 2015 - 17:30

By definition, a small business is typically a flat, centralized organization. The founder/owner is the boss and makes all the critical decisions. However, as the personnel count grows, the firm’s structure typically expands either horizontally (flat) or vertically (tall). Again, various factors including the owner’s management style, might affect what type of structure a business assumes.