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DUE DATE: 02 MAY 2013
Topic: Line v/s Staff Authority
Learning Objectives:

To help the students practically understand difference between Line and Staff Authority; and the specific and overlapping roles of Line and Staff Managers
Mr. Latif and Mr. Haroon both are directors in a textile firm. The CEO of the firm is convinced by Mr. Latif that hiring is required in his departments of Finance and Marketing. Mr. Latif asked Marketing manager and Finance manager to estimate the minimum number of vacancies that should be filled in order to well accommodate the need of the departments. The estimated number was 9, but Mr. Latif decided to forward the requirement of only 7 new employees to keep the cost minimum. The CEO talked to Mr. Haroon about the dearth of employees and asked him to check if the requirement and the number of minimum vacancies are justified. Mr. Latif then asked the Finance and Marketing Managers to specify the KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) the candidates needed to have. The hiring process took place after which both Latif and Haroon arranged for orientation of the newly hired 7 employees.
Later in the year, Mr. Latif was informed by the Finance and Marketing managers about the training requirement for few new employees. He discussed the training needs of the employees with Mr. Haroon. Mr. Haroon discussed the required training with the CEO and asked the HR manager to make arrangements for the training after approval from the CEO. The training was outsourced.
Now the time for yearly appraisal was around. Marketing and Finance managers apprised the employees of their respective departments and sent results to Mr. Latif for approval. He then forwarded it to Mr. Haroon for further working of the HR department on the performance appraisal.
Question: Keeping in view the given scenario, you are required to identify and justify who among the CEO, HR, Finance and Marketing managers, along with Mr. Latif and Mr. Haroon holds staff authority and who holds line authority.
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plz shere the solution

agr aap ne assignment send kr ly ha t plz aap solution muje send kr do

i think that the C.E.O of the firm possess the line manger position by taking final decision and directors of the firm played both line manager and staff manger role and hold both line authority and staff authority and too by giving instructions to different departments managers and by assisting the C.E.O they shown line authority and staff authority respectively.The finance,marketing and hr departments mangers posses only staff mangers position and hold staff authority by assisting the line manger..

Mujhay to sirf aap k answer he kush theek lugta hay baqi to sub hair phair he lug raha hay. ye solution kush question k related hay.

thanks for ur opinion

every person hv gud work on this assignment but yet not uploaded the solution in one file .....


is right ....can we adit and change in own words


je nahe sub kush idhar udhar kar dya hay.

Line Authority: CEO

Line Managers: Mr. Latif, Mr.Haroon.

Staff Manager: HR, Finance & Marketing managers.

for further please read 1st page of the text book at lecture no 10

main nay to yeh kar k Allah Hafiz kar dya hay baqi sir khud kar lain gay. dimagh chaat lya hay saara din line aur staff authority he chalta raha hy.


Instructor's Reply:

You are required to identify and justify who holds staff and line authority among below mentioned persons:

HR Manager
Finance Manager & Marketing Manager
Director finance and marketing (Mr. Latif)
Director HR (Mr. Haroon)

Hopefully you are now better able to understand. Feel free to ask if there is any other ambiguity or problem.

what  is meant by APA reference style?

How assignment write?

koi to sahi solution upload kry???????

i think ... vu walon ko chahey k sb 20 mrks dein jtni line and staff authority pe discuss ho gei hai 


anyone help us kindly upload the complete solution


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