[SICILY] The budgeting plan was quite effective last month.
[JIM] I couldn't agree more. Is there anything left on the agenda?
[SICILY] It's apparent the current hierarchy is the problem with communication and needs to be flattened.
[SICILY] Just look at the facts.
[SICILY] You and I both know the company is top-heavy.
1-too heavy at the top and therefore likely to fall
: 상부가 너무 무거운
2-(of an organization) having too many senior staff compared to the number of workers
: (조직이) 상급직이 너무 많은
top-heavy bureaucracy /bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi/
a top-heavy management structure
[SICILY] So there will be some high-level layoffs. So there will be some high-level layoffs.
• high-level /ˌhaɪ ˈlevl/
[usually before noun]
1-involving senior people
2-in a high position or place
: 높은 위치[지역]의
a high-level walk in the hills
산악 고지대 도보 여행
: (학습 과정이) 고급의
a high-level course
4-(computing) (of a computer language) similar to an existing language such as English, making it fairly simple to use
: 컴퓨터 (컴퓨터 언어가) 고급[고수준] 언어의
5-(of a description or summary) without a lot of detail
That’s the high-level description, but the details get more complicated.
[SICILY] The existing vertical structure has hampered the communication between lower-level employees and the executive team.
[SICILY] Currently, employees work in teams focused on one area.
[SICILY] The new structure has cross-functional teams focused on product development.
[JIM] Can you give us more details about this?
The structure of global companies can be complicated. They may have parts of the company located in different places around the world.
The internal structure of a company may include various layers of management.
My company has a vertical structure. Communication comes from the top and moves downward. It's rather rigid, if you ask me.
I'm in a company that's organized horizontally. I work with a team to make decisions.
We're restructuring our company so teams will be cross-functional. Designers, developers and production will be on the same team.
The company is top-heavy. There are just too many executives.
We're going to flatten our company's structure because there are too many levels in the hierarchy /ˈhaɪərɑːrki/.