Louis A. Allen | Organization | Authority | Delegation


A leader is one who guides and directs other people. A leader gives the efforts of his followers a direction and purpose by influencing their behavior”.

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“The process of identifying and grouping the work to be performed, defining and delegating responsibility and authority and establishing relationships for the purpose of enabling people to work most effectively together in accomplishing objectives”


“Communication is a sum of all things one person does when he wants to create understanding in the minds of another, it involves a systematic and continuous process of telling, listening and understanding.”


“Authority of knowledge is possessed by the staff specialists appointed by the organization. The purpose of using the authority is to influence the behavior of the subordinates in terms of doing right thing so as to achieve organizational goals. It also involve punishment for the erring subordinates and rewards for the outstanding.”


“The entrustment of a part or responsibility and authority to another and the creation of accountability for performance.”  

“Delegation is the dynamics of management, it is the process a manager follows in dividing the work assigned to him so that he performs that part which only he, because of his unique organizational placement, can perform effectively and so that he can get others to help him with what remains”


“Decentralisation refers to tire systematic effort to delegate to the lowest levels all authority except that which can only be exercised at central points.” 

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