1. limits or rules within a power structure to ensure power is distributed equally
we need to put a system of checks and balances in place
In a system with checks and balances, power is distributed among different departments or people to prevent any one department or person from becoming overly powerful. It is a proven safeguard that is used by companies and governments alike to prevent unilateral action being taken by a rogue element which could have serious, wide-ranging repercussions. It also ensures that different departments or sections can regulate each others actions and remain in regular contact. For all the positives, checks and balances can, however, decrease efficiency and cost more money due to the amount of red tape involved.