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On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command
Carol , 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? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Multiple Instructions of Multiple Instructors
Franciscus Koning, Interim Manager, Netherlands
  Maybe Fayol, in his time, would have classified it as the violation of several principles of industrial administration!
It is even more important that the content of the commands given to you is consistent and the direction of actions to be executed is one-dimensional. And the probability that this will be not guaranteed in your workstation is high. The effect is improductivity and waste of capacity and materials (failures).
If the work is overloaded with instructions, the instructed person can avoid overload by following the most productive and effective instructions. Those come from the one who can judge the result of your work, your process, and those before and after your process. Prevoyance, organisation, coordination, control!

  Unity of Command is Aimed at Avoiding Confusion
Richard Ngcobo, United Kingdom
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  More than One Supervisor Chokes the Subordinate
Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Student (University), Nigeria
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  Discuss the Unity of Command Principle with your Immediate Boss
Mukwana Ronald Samuel, Student (University), Uganda
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  Unity of Command if one has a Line Manager and a Functional Manger
Sachin Narayan Nagle, Manager, India
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  Confusion, Loss of Focus and Loss of Trust
Suleiman C. Muttani, Consultant, Tanzania
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  Don't Worry
dhanaraj, Professor, India
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  Unity of Command in Case of an Acting Supervisor
Bernard Ngwenya , Analyst, Zimbabwe
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  Unity of Command is Also Aimed at Quick Execution
vivtoriajjemba, Manager, Uganda
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  Play Along
wil son chnyamurindi, Zimbabwe
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  Unity of Command Enables Accountability
Kwok, Student (Other), Hong Kong
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  Unity of Command
David Egbeama
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  Unity of Command Ensures Orderliness
Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Student (University), Nigeria
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