I wrote an article a while back, Investment Banking and Chemical MA. I was reading through my articles and noticed that the Valence Group is a chemical advisory. But what is a chemical advisory, and more importantly, how does that relate to chemical mergers and acquisitions, and specifically, investments? We already know that the Valence… Read More
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The first time that I heard the term "flat organization," I was sitting across from a C-Level acquaintance and couldn't help but picture everyone in the company lined up across a table. Or, I would picture the traditional organizational chart being smashed down from a three-dimensional structure, to a two-dimensional view. Hmmm, it would seem that I would rather be on the outskirts of that smash, so I wouldn't be the squashed! I was actually thankful that I was not a part of the organization.
Wikipedia describes a flat organization in a pretty straight-forward manner. I know, it is Wikipedia, but hey, I wanted to give it to you in an easy-to-understand format. No insults intended!
Flat Organization In Theory
The concept, as this gentleman explained it, was that no one was more important than any other person. Ok, sounds good, but, in reality, does it work that way? I mean, the part that he seemed to miss was that it sounded good in his office, but when we walked out of his office, it was evident that everyone seemed to be so afraid of losing their jobs that they would respect his role because of the very title that showed up on his business card, regardless of what his views on management were. So, that squashed flat organization may have the underlings creeping to hide and respect those above them until the whole two-dimensional process became an organization chart again, and everyone bowed down to the authority figures at the top.
At that point I thought the concept of a flat organization sounded good, but, in reality, it may not be possible, certainly not if the "team" were hiding in fear.
The definition of a market trend is simply the movement within a financial market over a period of time. Using varying forms of technical analysis, market trends are recognized in order to help predict price in response to the course of the market. There are three types of market trends: secular trends, primary trends, and secondary trends.
Secular trends are movements in a particular direction and are characterized as an occurrence that of which are neither cyclical nor seasonal and exists over an extended period of time, usually five to 25 years.
Primary trends are supported throughout the entire financial market, not only segments or sectors, and usually have a duration of a year or greater.
Secondary trends are short term directions in price within a primary trend. Secondary trends usually last for a few weeks up to a few months.
Within these trends, sectors of the market or the entire market can be classified as showing signs of being either bearish or bullish, meaning the price of securities are rising or falling and will continue to so over a period of time.
In times of a bull market, security prices, once again, in certain sectors or as a whole, are increasing and/or expecting to increase and also show signs of increasing at a more rapid rate than the historic average.