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English definition of “sub-optimization”

sub-optimization

noun [U] (UK also sub-optimisation)     WORKPLACE
a situation in which a business is not as successful as it could be because one part or department works only on its own or only for its own success : The chief HR officer is often excluded from review meetings which leads to sub-optimization of the company's resources .
(Definition of sub-optimization noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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