Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ten Commandments of Good Organization

By American Management Association

1. Definite and clear-cut responsibilities should be assigned to each executive.

2. Responsibility should always be coupled with corresponding authority.

3. No change should be made in the scope of responsibilities of a position without a definite understanding on the part of all persons concerned.

4. No executive or employee, occupying a single position in the organization should be subject to definite orders from more than one source.

5. No orders should be given to subordinates over the head of a responsible executive.

6. Criticisms of subordinates should, whenever possible, be made privately, and in no case should a subordinate be criticized in the presence of executives or employees of equal or lower rank.

7. No dispute or difference between executives or employees as to authority or responsibilities should be considered too trivial for prompt and careful adjudication.

8. Promotions, wage changes, and disciplinary action should always be approved by the executive immediately superior to the one directly responsible.

9. No executive or employee should be required, or expected, to be at the same time an assistant to, and critic of another.

10. Any executive whose work is subject to regular inspection should, whenever practicable, be given the assistance and facilities necessary to enable him to maintain independent check of the quality of his work.

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