Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Unused or under-used resources. Organizational slack occurs when firms or government bodies have more employees, equipment, or buildings than they really need. Most organizations contain some slack: when demand varies, it is difficult to distinguish slack from necessary spare capacity.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.

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