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What is Authority
Authority or Power typically represents the right (or rights) of the worker to use a discretion. Authority means the right (privilege) - the rights that mean the possibility or a freedom of action or claim(s) to something.

Authority (or Power) typically represents the right (or rights) of the worker to use a discretion. The authority should be clearly defined in job description.

Authority means the rights (privilege) - the rights that mean the possibility or a freedom of action or claim(s) to something.

How to express of authority?

If you want to describe an authority of an employee or a position, use verb which express what is an employee or a position allowed to do:

  • Can …
  • Is entitled …
  • Is authorized (eg to reject, to approve something)
  • Is responsible for (eg. to reject, to approve something)
  • Is allowed (to enter, to login, to create, to delete, to change)
  • Must (eg. to check someone’s ID)

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Last update: 17.12.2016

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