Triangulation Pattern

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Isaac Dockter
The Evergreen State College

The access for communication between those communicating is not equal.


An employee has to communicate thru his supervisor to his manager, who he gets to meet with for periodic meetings or reviews.


When a hierarchical organizational structure is created the system is stressed at points of communication. When managers have front line supervisors working under them and employees under the supervisors, the ratio of supervisors to managers, compared to the ratio of managers to employees causes communications to be unequal between supervisors to managers and employees to managers. Can communication be equal in a hierarchical organizational structure?


Flatten the organizational structure in terms of communication, by insuring that everyone communicating has the same access to each other.

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