OER for a Post Graduate Programme in HRM
Module 1 :
Principles of Management
Module Content Map
Topic 9 :
Relations with in the Organization
Within the line a superior exercises direct supervision over a subordinate and it is a direct relationship. But the relationship of staff with the line is advisory in nature. The staff investigate, research, and give advice to the line managers. Please see a simple line-staff authority chart below:
In the above diagram the Legal Advisor is a staff personnel and the staff authority is represented by dotted lines is advisory in nature.