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Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Line And Staff Relationships

Line Authority - Line And Staff Relationships

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 12:22 am

In the organization process, authority is delegated to the individuals to perform the activities.

Line Authority
 
 
In the organization process, authority is delegated to the individuals to perform the activities. These individuals, in turn, assign some of the activities to persons working below them in the hierarchy and delegate them authority. This process goes on, creating superior – subordinate relationships in the organization. The direct relationship between a superior and his subordinate is created through the enforcement of line relationship. Such a relationship works as follows:
 

As a Chain of Command

 
 
A command relationship exists between each superior and subordinate. Line authority is the heart of this relationship because it empowers a superior to direct the work of his subordinate.
 

As a Channel of Communication

 
 
Line authority can be treated as a channel of communication between the members of the organization. Communication up and down in the organization flows through the line relationship. Barnard has emphasized the role of line relationship as a channel of communication by suggesting that every member of the organization should be tied into the system of communication by having someone to report to and others to report him. Such a line can be maintained easily through the channel of command.
 

As a Carrier of Responsibility

 
 
The line relationship carries ultimate responsibility for the work assigned. Though the process of assigning activities goes on till the level where actual task is performed by operatives, each individual in the line is accountable for the proper performance of the activities assigned to him.

 

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