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Nature of Line-Staff Relationship

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 12:28 am

In addition to the factors discussed so far, following inherent characteristics of line and staff relationship also contribute to conflicts and tensions.

Nature of Line-Staff Relationship
 
 
In addition to the factors discussed so far, following inherent characteristics of line and staff relationship also contribute to conflicts and tensions.

Lack of demarcation between line and staff: The differences between line and staff authority seem to be clear in theory only. In practice, they are neither clearly understood nor practiced. There is always a possibility for overlap and gap in authority and responsibility which can affect personal relationships.
 
Divergent Backgrounds: Line and staff-people significantly vary in respect of backgrounds and individual characteristics. Staff people are generally younger, better educated, more poised in social interaction, more articulate and individualistic. As a result, they often look down on the less educated line people who must have worked their way up through the organization. These differences create an atmosphere of mistrust and hatred between them.

 

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