unity of command

Unity of Command

In an organization, the concept that each employee is responsible to only one supervisor, who himself reports to one supervisor and so forth. This prevents the possibility that an employee may not know whose orders to follow. This applies even when an organization is governed by a committee. For example, in the United States, a superintendent of public schools is responsible to the president of the school board, not the school board as a whole, in daily activities.

unity of command

the principle that an employee should receive instructions from only one superior. See CLASSICAL MANAGEMENT THEORY.
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However, that would assume that the Taliban have a unity of command that allows the coordination of military and diplomatic action.
Army Futures Command is about "bringing all the stakeholders together for unity of command and effort to reduce the timespan it takes to make informed decisions," McCarthy said.
Summary: Johnson's government has shown encouraging signs of spirit, ideas and unity of command
In his SONA in 2018, Duterte also batted for the creation of the new department, saying "we need a truly empowered department characterized by a unity of command, science-based approach and full-time focus on natural hazards and disasters, and the wherewithal to take charge of the disaster risk reduction preparedness and response with better recovery and faster rehabilitation.
Continuing from the MOOSE (Mass, Objective, Offensive, Security, Economy of Force) MUSS (Maneuver, Unity of Command, Surprise, Simplicity) from last column, Maneuver as a principle of war, implies mobility to either outflank or place the enemy at a disadvantage in terms of position.
Remarkably, he was able to establish overall unity of command. This eluded even the American military alone in the Pacific, where Army General Douglas MacArthur pursued one strategic vision, while U.S.
Police is a disciplined organization and unity of command is crucial for its efficient working.
An impartial, professional and depoliticised police service requires disciplined organization and unity of command as crucial for its efficient working.
Compounding this was the strategic incoherence of seeking a conventional war against a brilliant, unconventional opponent, and doing so amidst a breakdown in the unity of command.
There is no unity of command resulting in operational paralysis, indecision and rampant U-Turns in the conduct of its Afghan policy.
He also stressed that the "Unity of command within all Blue Helmets cannot be compromised," before to recall that the troop-contributing countries (TCCs) must "satisfy UN standards in terms of training, equipment, human rights vetting, and political neutrality and impartiality".
Finally, unity of command is essential to the coalition, but the effective exercise of that command rests mainly on consultative leadership rather than formal authority.

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