(14) Several consulting firms, such as Accenture, Bain, BCG, and Deloitte offer delayering
The expense program includes: Reduction of senior managers by 15% through management delayering
and aligning global organizations ; Introduction of a more rigorous performance management system; Increased vendor management in subcustody and professional services; Optimization of real estate footprint; Workforce reduction of 6%, or approximately 1,500 employees, in high cost locations as the Company realizes benefits of automation and standardized global processes; Rationalization and streamlining of 3 operational hubs and 2 joint ventures; Retirement of legacy applications and accelerated move to common platforms; Limiting regional and client operating differences and reducing the number of manual, bespoke activities.
Performance appraisals have undergone major changes, especially at the organization level, showing the advent of decentralization and delayering
, the flexibilisation of the workforce, the move to teamwork and to culture change programmes.
Potential Synergies: Cost synergies are expected to focus on delayering
and consolidating platforms and functional areas across West and were estimated at $75 million in total.
Consequently, middle management in modern corporations has reduced, with substantial delayering
leading to wider, flatter hierarchies" (Margetts and Dunleavy 2013: 7).
In the era of DOD downsizing, delayering
, and budget cuts, the merging of roles and expansion of span of control are common, with apparently little or no consideration given to stream-lining processes and extending timelines.
It can perform a variety of failure-analysis applications, from high-speed delayering
to SEM cross-section imaging of devices and TEM sample preparation.
Thomas Pickering, who served as under secretary of state for political affairs in the Clinton administration, called for a delayering
and delegation of authority throughout the department.
Because many of Freitas' sources are from English, there's an extra layer (or delayering
) of linguistic play that Kaplan handles beautifully, transforming the effects in the Portuguese into new effects that echo with significance in the re-Englished versions.
The next secretary should consider a number of steps to enhance empowerment and accountability in the acquisition system, including but not limited to clarifying roles and responsibilities, streamlining decision-making processes, delayering
the acquisition oversight staffs within each service and the OSD, decreasing the number of management reviews and reports levied on those who execute programs, eliminating incentives that drive risk-averse behaviors that often add cost and time to programs, and creating clear performance measures and data-driven dashboards to evaluate performance.