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Hierarchy Glossary

Hierarchy Glossary of terms

Hierarchy the management levels within an organisation
Line managers responsible for overseeing the work of other staff
Subordinates report to other staff higher up the hierarchy, the people are accountable to their line manager for their actions
Authority the power managers have to direct subordinates and make decisions.
Delegation managers entrust tasks or decisions to subordinates
Empowerment managers pass authority to make decisions down to subordinates, this can be motivational for the subordinates
Span of control measures the number of subordinates reporting directly to a manager
Chain of command path of authority along which instructions are passed, from the CEO downwards
Lines of communication routes messages travel along
Created by: LauraJM