Principles of Management: Issue #1 BSG-201

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In the context of management principles, what does Unity of Direction refer to?

Implementing a single plan of action to guide the organization

Which principle of management emphasizes that employees should have only one boss?

Unity of Command

Which principle of management focuses on developing a science for each element of a person's work?

Division of Work

What is the key aspect of the Principle of Discipline as outlined in the text?

Implementing penalties for common efforts of workers

What is meant by 'Scalar Chain' in the context of management principles?

A chain of command where communication flows vertically from top to bottom.

Which principle of management highlights the importance of cooperation between management and workers?

Division of Work

What is the key concept behind 'Equity' in the principles of management?

Fair and just treatment for all employees.

How does 'Unity of Direction' contribute to organizational efficiency?

It ensures all activities are focused on the same objectives.

What principle focuses on defining the scope and boundaries of individual roles within an organization?

Authority and Responsibility

What does 'Unity of Command' principle emphasize in management?

Each individual should receive orders from only one superior.

How does 'Centralization' impact the structure of an organization?

It indicates the degree of authority concentrated at the top of the organization.

Which role involves serving as a link between people, groups, or organizations?


What is the significance of 'Division of Work' in organizational management?

'Division of Work' helps in specialization and efficiency.

What is the main responsibility of a manager in the role of a figurehead?

Representing the company on social occasions

What does the disseminator role of a manager involve?

Transmitting information internally and externally

Which action do managers lose the right to do according to the text?

Vent frustrations and express opinions at work

In which role does a manager emerge as the nerve center of internal and external information?


Which role involves transmitting information to people external to the organization?


Study Notes

Management Principles

  • Unity of Direction: Each group of individuals within an organization should work towards a common objective, ensuring collective effort and minimizing confusion.

Organizational Structure

  • Unity of Command: Employees should have only one supervisor or boss to report to, ensuring clarity in communication and decision-making.

Scientific Management

  • Developing a science for each element of a person's work: Focuses on developing a standardized, efficient way of performing a task, eliminating waste and optimizing productivity.


  • Key aspect of Discipline: Obedience, application, and observance of organizational rules and regulations are essential for effective management.

Organizational Communication

  • Scalar Chain: A vertical chain of authority, running from top to bottom, connecting all members of the organization, ensuring smooth communication and decision-making.

Cooperation and Collaboration

  • Principle emphasizing cooperation between management and workers: Harmony between management and workers is essential for achieving organizational goals and objectives.


  • Key concept behind Equity: Fairness, impartiality, and equality in the treatment of employees, ensuring a positive work environment and organizational productivity.

Organizational Efficiency

  • Contribution of Unity of Direction to organizational efficiency: Ensures collective effort, minimizing confusion, and enhancing overall organizational performance.

Role Definition

  • Principle focusing on defining the scope and boundaries of individual roles: Clarifies responsibilities, avoids confusion, and enhances accountability.

Management Roles

  • Unity of Command principle: Ensures employees have a single supervisor or boss to report to, clarifying communication and decision-making channels.

Organizational Structure Impact

  • Centralization: Concentrates decision-making authority at the top, affecting the structure of an organization, and influencing information flow and control.

Management Roles

  • Liaison: Involves serving as a link between people, groups, or organizations, facilitating communication and coordination.

Division of Work

  • Significance in organizational management: Enhances efficiency, productivity, and specialization, allowing individuals to focus on specific tasks and expertise.

Manager's Roles

  • Figurehead: The main responsibility is to serve as a symbol of the organization, embodying its values and ideologies.
  • Disseminator: Involves transmitting information to people within the organization, ensuring awareness and understanding of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Loses the right to do: Withhold information, as managers have the responsibility to disseminate information accurately and transparently.
  • Nerve Center: The informational role, where the manager emerges as the central point for internal and external information, ensuring awareness and coordination.
  • Spokesperson: Involves transmitting information to people external to the organization, serving as the organization's representative.

Test your knowledge on the key aspects of the management process, efficiency, effectiveness, and F.W. Taylor's principles of management. Explore the role of managers in achieving organizational goals.

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