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."
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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 th...Sign up

Meaning of Unity of Direction
Jack Mwangi, Interim Manager, Kenya, Member
Hello Sanjeev.
Unity of direction as depicted by Fayol simply means an objective of being administered in a group and hence coming in line with t...Sign up

Explanation of Unity of Direction
Aastha khanna, Student (Other), Member
Unity of direction means all the units of an organisation should be moving towards the same objectives through coordinated and focused efforts. Each g...Sign up

Unity of Direction versus Unity of Command
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Mutaka Musitafa: I believe what you are describing is unity of command; not unity of direction.
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Management by Fayol
Alka Jain, Teacher, India, Member
Good discussion! And opening eyes further on Fayol's fifth principle of unity of direction. Group! Keep it up....Sign up

Fay's Unity of Command & Direction
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Henry Fayol's 4th & 5th Principles are Unity of Command & Direction. These two are hand-in-hand principles.


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