The Advantages of a Decentralized Business Structure

Decentralization is a type of organizational structure that distributes power by delegating responsibilities to middle- and lower-level managers. While it’s a departure from traditional business structures, it holds certain benefits for managing daily operations. In this blog, Nebula Solutions takes a look at the benefits of decentralization, and how it can be easily achieved with VoIP phone solutions.

How Does Decentralization Work?

Traditional business structures centralize authority in the hands of a few key people, such as a president, CEO and Board of Directors. In this type of organization, the decision-making process is left to the leadership, which leaves the rank-and-file workers with little to no say in how daily operations are handled.

Decentralized organizations, on the other hand, delegate the decision-making processes to middle- and low-level managers. In recent years, there’s been a push towards this business structure because it frees top management to focus on major decisions. Consequently, middle management is given more authority to run daily operations, while staff employees feel more empowered because their ideas are more likely to be heard. This results in more efficient operations at all levels.

How VoIP and Cloud Services Help

Communication is an important tool in managing a decentralized business structure, as everyone needs to be on the same page in terms of strategies and goals. One of the challenges of delegating decisions through many people is it makes setting up meetings more difficult, and it gets even more complicated when departments or teams are split across several different locations and time zones. This is where business phone systems come in.

Our VoIP services bridge geographical barriers, making it possible to conduct meetings, share ideas and keep everyone up-to-date. Cloud-based systems offer the advantage of not needing specialized equipment to quickly and securely connect. As long as one is connected to the internet on a standard computer with a webcam and headset, one can join in on any meeting.

VoIP systems make it possible to establish clear, secure connections that help ensure sensitive information is shared only with the right people. Most importantly, a cloud-based system ensures data redundancy and accessibility: whether you’re top management or a rank-and-file employee, you have the assurance that your data will be safe, secure and accessible when you need it.

Call Nebula Solutions for Your VoIP Needs

Nebula Solutions is your leading provider of business phone and cloud-based solutions. Give us a call at (888) 257-0955 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Cincinnati, OH.