OER for a Post Graduate Programme in HRM

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Module 1 :
Principles of Management

Module Content Map

Topic 9 : Relations with in the Organization

Line authority relation | Line and staff relations | Line and Staff conflict | Key points & Activity

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Line and staff authority relationships

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.