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 authority relationship

Chain of command

Line authority is between the superior and his subordinate. When authority is delegated to the subordinates, a chain of command is created. This chain of command is the actual relationship between each superior and subordinate in a formal organization.

Channel of communication

The line authority also facilitates a channel of communication between the members of the organization. The communication flows up and down through the line relationship. For effective functioning of the organization, every one in the organization has to be connected to this communication channel.