Amina Zan as she is the Financial Manager. Both factories in Newcastle and Stirling would require confirmation of budgets and projected sales targets so they can operate successfully. 4
4 Explain how authority, responsibility and delegation can be exercised within the new structure. 4.1 Authority is the right to give orders, make decisions and enforce obedience. Authority is shown from the top to bottom through the hierarchal structure, this enables superiors to issue instructions and tasks down through line relationships to others. Authority can be seen when examining the proposed structure for the newly merged company. Appendix 2.1. As Suzy Campbell is the Managing director of the organisation we would have overall absolute authority over her subordinates. Meaning that if Suzy was to delegate instructions to her Stirling Manager Hafiz Shah, he must fallow those instructions as Suzy Campbell has authority over him. 4.2 Responsibility is the understanding that you have an obligation to carry out specific tasks given to you from a superior within the organisations. In addition to this, knowing you have a duty to make certain that particular those tasks are done to industry standard. Responsibility is the implementation of duty that can be passed down through the chain of command in an organisational structure. Responsibility cannot be delegated in the same way authority can. If a manager delegates authority of a task to a subordinate, that set manager still holds a responsibility to ensure that the task has been completed successfully. In the proposed new merge structure (appendix 2.1) we can see that Adrian Buchanan has been passed the responsibility by Hafiz Shah. Adrian now has the responsibility to ensure that the Waste Project is effectively implemented into the organisation and he in hand inherits authority over subordinate staff members that are involved within the Waste Project also. This line of Responsibility can be seen from the green double spaced line going from Adrian Buchanan to the Waste Project in appendix 2.1. 4.3 Delegation is to entrust another person by giving instruction or demand. This is typically from a superior to their subordinate. This means that delegation of authority can be passed down within members of an organisation, without the superior losing responsibility for the completion of the delegated instruction/task. As we know that Suzy Campbell is the Managing Director and therefore has Authority over all members 5
of the organisation, Suzy Campbell is then able to delegate tasks and responsibilities down the chain of command to both Hafiz Shah and Leon Houmond. An example of the delegation that would be passed would be to ensure that both the Stirling facility and the Newcastle facility were running efficiently and effectively. As Hafiz Shah is the Operational Manager within Stirling he would be entrusted by Suzy Campbell to complete the delegated task. The same would be entrusted in Leon Houmond within the Newcastle Facility.
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