boundaryless organization

boundaryless organization
An organization in which there has been a concerted attempt by managers to break down
(1) the internal barriers that separate different levels in the hierarchy, different functions (e. g. manufacturing and marketing), and different departments; and
(2) the external barriers between the organization and its suppliers, customers, and even its competitors. Becoming boundaryless normally involves the creation of cross-functional teams, delayering, and empowerment of employees.

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