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Authority in an Organization

A Professional Development Online Course by Ed-Next.

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    Note: This course is taken entirely on a separate portal co-hosted by Ed-Next and Wedemic. Upon successful enrolment, you will receive the login details to start the course within 24-48 hours.

    This is a self-study course with a one year access.

     

    Description:

    Managers help give organizations form and substance through their use of authority. One way managers give form and substance to organizations is by allocating authority, which is the right to give commands, take action, and make decisions to achieve organizational objectives. This can be done through the chain of command, a vertical line of authority in an organization that clearly states who reports to whom. Managers can exercise their authority directly by completing tasks themselves, or they can use their authority indirectly by delegating their authority to someone else. Authority in an organization can also be direct, in the case of line authority, or indirect, as it is with staff authority. Authority can also be centralized or decentralized. This course discusses how organizational authority is distributed and used within a company.

     

    Objectives:

    By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

    • Define organizational authority
    • Identify the chain of command
    • Define delegation of authority
    • Recall line and staff authority
    • Recognize how the degree of centralization impacts companies

     

    General Information:

    You must make an 80% or higher on the final quiz to pass this online course.

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