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What is Authority vs. Responsibility
Authority and Responsibility - in management must be both components balanced, otherwise manager cannot achieve set goals. Balancing authorities and responsibilities is an important part of organizing.

The relationship between the authority and responsibility already interested ancient political philosophers (e.g. Plato). From the modern classics of management, especially Peter F. Drucker repeatedly emphasizes the following:

  • Authority without responsibility leads to tyranny
  • Responsibility without authority leads to impotence

In management must therefore have both components balanced, otherwise the manager cannot achieve set goals. Balancing authorities and responsibilities is an important part of organizing.

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Last update: 03.08.2016

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