Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

streamline

streamline
Meaning(s)
1) make something simpler or more efficient
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • streamline the design/operations/workforce
  • Analysis

    When you streamline something it means to make something more efficient or effective by using quicker or simpler working methods or to reduce something into a simpler state by removing complicated elements. When you 'streamline a process' for example it means to reduce it to its most basic components in order for it to work more efficiently and reduce the possibility of errors or mistakes.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When Jane was brought in, she was tasked with streamlining the business to prevent further losses. The first thing she did was downsize the workforce.
    2. The manufacturer felt that the car was too large and complicated, so they streamlined it. The new design was much more efficient.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Management decided to remove a number of people in the department from the loop in order to streamline the decision-making process which they felt had become too unwieldy.
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