top down

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1. Communications: Approach in which employees are given extensive information (including confidential data) on the prospects of their actions and then provided with feedback on their performance.
2. Decision making: Approach in which the desired results or objectives of a decided upon first and then methods to achieve them are selected.
3. Investing: Approach in which the economic trends are examined first to select the firms or industries that are expected to benefit from those trends.
4. Management: Approach in which the board decides what results are to be achieved and how, and passes the plan down the hierarchy or management levels.
5. Thinking: Conceptually based (cognitive) processing of sensory data that enables a person to understand his or her world through ordering and interpretation of sense impressions.

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The top down approach has been an effective communication methodology that has worked for the company we are benchmarking today.
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The policy banning future dress-down days (casual days), was not made by the human resources department, but came from the top down.
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Employees need to realize and understand that we are reworking our policies Top Down for a more positively enriched customer experience.
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