On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command

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On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command
Carol , Member
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, Member
Maybe Fayol, in his time, would have classified it...

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Richard Ngcobo, Member
The main aim of this principle is to avoid conf...

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Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Member
Henry Fayol was quite on point regarding the princ...

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

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Mukwana Ronald Samuel, Member
It is indeed a violation of this principle.

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

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

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

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dhanaraj, Member
Don't become confused after receiving various inst...

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Bernard Ngwenya , Member
Thanks for bringing out the above. Yes, it can be ...


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

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

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Kwok, Member
I agree that if a manager violate this rule, it mi...

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

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David Egbeama, Member
Unity of command does not necessarily mean that in...

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Adeyinka Oluwaseun, Member
The Principle of Unity in Demand is to ensure orde...


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