Flat organisations function efficiently.
There are multiple advantages to this form of a structure that particularly work for smaller teams
Our thoughts on why most SMEs should switch to this structure
Flat organizations are a simpler structure. There are fewer layers of management, and the focus is very high on an individual’s responsibility for their tasks.
The structure allows for faster and better communication which increases collaboration between team members. This has a direct impact on the speed of decision-making and efficient execution
The structure allows for better visibility of the ongoings in an organization. In my experience, a transparent structure makes way for more trust among team members making it easy for folks to work together well.
With the increased ownership that the structure allows for the members are quick to adapt to changes and the urge to do better on each task ensures they always stay ahead of the competition.
Decision-making isn’t delayed by unnecessary red tape like in standard org structures that have been predominant so far.