Therefore it is obvious that they are different from each other but they are dependent on each other i.e. unity of direction is a pre-requisite for unity of command. But it does not automatically comes from the unity of direction. 5. Equity a. Equity means combination of fairness, kindness & justice. b. The employees should be treated with kindness & equity if devotion is expected of them. c. It implies that managers should be fair and impartial while dealing with the subordinates. d. They should give similar treatment to people of similar position. e. They should not discriminate with respect to age, caste, sex, religion, relation etc. f. Equity is essential to create and maintain cordial relations between the managers and sub-ordinate. g. But equity does not mean total absence of harshness. h. Fayol was of opinion that, “at times force and harshness might become necessary for the sake of equity”. 6.
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