Definition: is the most important principle of the structural organization of multi-level dynamic systems, characterizing mutual correlation and subordination. The standard hierarchical interaction between the elements of the system is carried out in order from the highest to the lowest, in other words, the control levels and elements and managed, which depend on them in the system are allocated. The term "hierarchy" until the middle of the XIX century was used to characterize the organization of the Christian church. And it was assumed that those who are at the upper levels of the church hierarchy, have the highest (sacred, indisputable) power precisely by virtue of being at the top. Later this term began to be used to characterize the structure of complex multi-level structures, including organizational ones, but with certain reservations, concretizing the concepts of the natural and organizational (artificial) hierarchy.
Administrative hierarchy in a sentence:
The size of the management chain depends on the size of the organization, the nature of its activities, the chosen organizational structure, the place of the leader (worker) in the administrative hierarchy of the organization.
It is advisable to allow leaders belonging to one hierarchical level to coordinate and make joint decisions on a certain range of issues in the process of direct interaction, without resorting to the help of leaders and structures belonging to a higher administrative hierarchy.
Synonyms and related words: subordination, supremacy, submission