German translation: die Organisationsstrukturen (des Unternehmens) sind relativ flach
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English term or phrase:
the organization hierarchies are relatively flat
die Organisationsstrukturen (des Unternehmens) sind relativ flach
Explanation: So it is the same answer just a complete translation. However, the asker should realize that it's quite to the contrary what he/she asumes.
Companies with flat o.h. are much more dynamic, as they have shorter ways to come to a decision.
Explanation: It really appears to me the author had the picture of an organizational chart / flow chart in mind, meaning that there are not many branches/instances between lowest and executive position. Thus the organizational chart would look rather flat.
xxxT_Herrmann Local time: 03:44 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English