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Benefits of applying horizontal hierarchy in workplace

09th Sep 2019

 

A horizontal hierarchy is a flat structure, adopted at workspaces, with a lesser number of layers between the top management and employees. This structure has a relatively lesser number of managers or levels of heads, allowing a quicker and smoother flow of action. At Isprava, we have not only adopted this flat structure, but also try to imbibe a free-flowing work culture. This work culture is even applied by our on-ground teams, at Isprava’s luxury holiday homes in Goa and Coonoor.

 

Benefits: 

 

Autonomy and self-realization

 

 

Employees may attain greater satisfaction in a horizontal structure due to greater freedom and autonomy. The use of cross-function teams can also lead to high levels of co-operation throughout the organization. The heavy emphasis on innovation can lead to ideas that keep the organization ahead of the competition.

 

Saves time

 

 

The application of a horizontal hierarchy helps organizations save time. In a vertical structure, the process followed for mere communication is lengthy and rigid. This causes hindrance in the daily work cycle and delays movements of decisions. In a horizontal hierarchy, time is saved by the quick movement of decisions and free flow of information. Employees can perform their tasks more smoothly along with agility. The absence of multiple structural layers provides streamlined communication and reporting processes, making the organization more nimble and adaptable to change. The absence of a rigid scalar chain contributes to the timely delivery of an Ipsrava private luxury villa.

 

Productivity

 

 

The idea behind flat organizations is that well-trained workers will be more productive when they are more directly involved in the decision-making process, rather than closely supervised by many layers of management. Increasing worker job satisfaction has shown to increase worker motivation, which in turn, increases productivity. The horizontal organizational structure may help to increase job satisfaction since the emphasis is placed on creating an inclusive workplace culture and environment. Value is placed on openness, cooperation and collaboration.

 

Teamwork

 

 

Horizontal organizational structure in an organization emphasizes the collective goal of the company. Unlike the vertical organizational structure, where the emphasis is placed on the individual, the horizontal organizational structure emphasizes teamwork. The focus is on the processes and procedures that directly affect products rather than individual jobs. The teams are knit closer together when there is an absence of strict supervision and presence of a cordial work atmosphere. Isprava’s team present at our Villas for rent in Goa and Coonoor makes sure to put our clients’ needs and requirements first.

 

Reduces friction

 

 

Incorporation of horizontal hierarchy reduces friction at a work station. The absence of a scalar chain resolves problems related to flow of information. Due to a lower number of authoritative positions, the employer and an employee are given a chance to work closely and efficiently.

 

Collective success

 

 

Since horizontal organizational structure emphasizes on the group, when a group works well together, everyone benefits. Each individual has an incentive for the group to succeed. Rather than a power-struggle, the focus group is working toward achieving the goal. Economic incentives can be tied to performance. Employees put behind individual benefits and work towards a common goal. While designing and developing Isprava’s luxury holiday homes, the collective success of the company is emphasized on.

An organization that fosters happy employees is an organisation that always succeeds. Yes, your customer is your king but your employees are your foundation.

 

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