Virtual University – PakistanHRM – MGT 501
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After studying this chapter, students should be able to understand the following concepts:A. Line and staff aspectsLECTURE OVERVIEW
After reading this chapter student should know the basic concept of authority, different types of the authority and difference between the line and staff hangers. Although most firms have ahuman resource department with its own manager, all other managers tend to get involved inactivities like recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and training.
A. Line and staff aspects of HRM
I. AuthorityAuthority is the right to make decisions, to direct the work of others, and to giveorders.Authority refers to the rights inherent in a managerial position to give orders andexpect the orders to be obeyed. Authority was a major tenet of the earlymanagement writers, the glue that held the organization together. It was to bedelegated downward to lower-level managers. Each management position hasspecific inherent rights that incumbents acquire from the position's rank or title.Authority is related to one's position and ignores personal characteristics. When aposition of authority is vacated, the authority remains with the position.The early management writers distinguished between two forms of authority.a. Line Authorityb. Staff Authorityc. Functional AuthorityLet’s have brief view about the different types of authorities.
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