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Business Research -- Organisational Structure Evaluate the implications of Poppies if de-layering is permitted to occur (16 Marks) De-layering is the process of removing levels from within a business. The primary reason for doing so would be to reduce costs, however there may be many effects if de-layering takes place. Some advantages could be that at the long term removing a layer from a company should lead to reduced prices. The main reason for this is you will no longer have that layer of your business on your own payroll meaning you won't need to pay them a wage any more. The reverse side of this is that in the brief term you may need to pay the workers of this layer you eliminated a lien cover. Obtaining a layer of a company may also be regarded as a method of producing your business smaller. This is the opposite of what Tim wanted to perform with his plans for expansion. Conversely, de-layering can result in Tim having to hire new employees for new job purposes. This would be growth and would also give Tim the opportunity to hire "enough employees of the right quality", something that he had been previously worried about. However as I have said, de-layering should in the long term reduce costs and so increase chances of finance towards expansion. Another effect of de-layering is that it increases the decision making process and decreases the channels of communication. This means that as there are less people to go through and thusly less people to confirm what needs to happen with. As a result of this efficiency should be improved within the business when orders are given. The negative aspects also have to be considered. Arguably one of these is that employees would be given more responsibility and more authority, something that Tim specifically wished to av...