DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 An organisation where authority is spread out over the organisation rather than just those at the top. Compare centralised organisation. DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION: "A decentralised organisation doesn't have all of its authority at the top levels." Related Psychology Terms AUTHORITARIAN CONSCIENCE FORMAL ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE BUFFERING AUTHORITY AUTHORITY COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS MANDATE PHENOMENON SENSORY ORGANIZATION STATUS DIFFERENTIATION BENIGN Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decentralized-organization/ (accessed June 28, 2017).