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Know How Management Concepts Relate 1 Responsibility is the obligation to perform assigned activities. Responsibility exists in the organization to channel the activities of individuals who are parts of the organization. Managers delegate responsibilities to facilitate the accomplishment of the management system’s objectives. Authority is the right to perform or command. Authority exists in organizations so that certain tasks can be carried out through either individual action or direct influence in the form of orders. No one can be held responsible for carrying out job duties for which he or she did not have the authority to perform. An employee has a responsibility to do what his or her boss assigned him to do. The boss has the authority to tell the employee what he or she needs to do. Example of responsibility is to come to work every day and to be on time, attend to meetings before they start, behave accordingly to what is expected from you, only conduct working activities on your hours of work and deliver your reports on timely manner. Authority is for example when a boss tells his employee to create certain report, to send an e-mail with the updates of the project or has the authority to make employees come earlier to work. 2 The three main types of authority that can exist within an organization are: line authority, staff authority, and functional authority. Line authority consists of the right to make decisions and to give orders concerning the production, sales, or finance-related behavior of subordinates. Stay authority consists of the staff personnel in an organization providing assistance to line personnel so that line personnel can perform their required tasks. This assistance can take the form of advice or service to the line personnel concerning the tasks required to accomplish objectives. Functional authority is the right to give orders within a segment of the organization in which this right is usually nonexistent. Such authority is usually limited to a specific task for designated time period. Functional authority can be given to both line and staff personnel. Generally
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