Fayol's Unity of Direction Principle of Management

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Fayol's Unity of Direction Principle of Management
Sanjeev Ravishankar, Student (Other), Member

I'm looking for some further explanation and examples of UNITY OF DIRECTION as the 5th principle of Fayol's Principles of management? The 12manage summary says: "People engaged in the same kind of activities must have the same objectives in a single plan. This is essential to ensure unity and coordination in the enterprise. Unity of command does not exist without unity of direction but does not necessarily flows from it." Many thanks... (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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What is Unity of Direction by Fayol
Mutaka Musitafa, Student (University), Uganda, Member

Hello, the fifth principle of management "Unity of Direction" by Fayol can be understood further in the following ways:
That all activities in the organization aiming at attaining a specific objective and goal must be supervised by one person. For instance, if the organization aims at improving on the performance of its employees, the supervision of this, with its range of strategies must be supervised by one person or department from the many that may be available.
 

 
Meaning of Unity of Direction
Jack Mwangi, Interim Manager, Kenya, Member

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Explanation of Unity of Direction
Aastha khanna, Student (Other), Member

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Unity of Direction versus Unity of Command
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

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Management by Fayol
Alka Jain, Teacher, India, Member

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Fay's Unity of Command & Direction
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member

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