Transfer of decision making power and assignment of accountability and responsibility for results. It is accompanied by delegation of commensurate authority to individuals or units at all levels of an organization even those far removed from headquarters or other centers of power.

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  • Sometimes there will be change at the top and this major decentralization may lead to unforeseen outcomes throughout your business.

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  • If you think a venture may fail and want to lower your liability find someone who still believes in it and pass it on to him in decentralization.

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  • The government was going through a decentralization process and would be undergoing radical changes as a result of the new process.

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