On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command

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On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command
Carol , Other, Malaysia

According to Fayol's 4th Principle, Unity of Command, I should receive instruction from one boss who is my immediate manager.
However I have been instructed by other managers from other department too. And even by my colleagues. These instructions make my work overloaded. Is this not a violation of this principle by Fayol?... Register

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Franciscus Koning, Interim Manager, Netherlands
Maybe Fayol, in his time, would have classified it...

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Richard Ngcobo, Other, United Kingdom
The main aim of this principle is to avoid conf...

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Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Student (University), Nigeria
Henry Fayol was quite on point regarding the princ...

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Marie Florence Dieudonne, Manager, Haiti
I believe the Unity of Command principle is most s...

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Mukwana Ronald Samuel, Student (University), Uganda
It is indeed a violation of this principle.

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Sachin Narayan Nagle, Manager, India
Hi, this really creates confusion about what shoul...

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Suleiman C. Muttani, Consultant, Tanzania
This situation is confusing; it is like in the say...

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Thusego Kabo, Other, Botswana
My view is that if some higher supervisor wants a ...

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dhanaraj, Professor, India
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Bernard Ngwenya , Analyst, Zimbabwe
Thanks for bringing out the above. Yes, it can be ...


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wil son chnyamurindi, Other, Zimbabwe
Unity of command principle would only work in an e...

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Jamie Solak, United States
This is a common challenge (especially for highly ...

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Kwok, Student (Other), Hong Kong
I agree that if a manager violate this rule, it mi...

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baseer, CEO, Bahamas
Hi. These kind of situations are the reason I stat...

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David Egbeama, Manager, South Africa
Unity of command does not necessarily mean that in...

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Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Student (University), Nigeria
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