Understanding from whom one receives orders and over who one has control
is imperative to the organization and management of an efficiently run shop.
Each worker must understand the chain of command in the shop and the shop
position in the command. The chain of command must be definite, clear-cut,
Figure 1-26 illustrates a direct and uncomplicated chain of command.
Figure 1-26. An
uncomplicated chain of
Organizing also involves dividing work into manageable tasks and arranging
these tasks in logical order. Workers assigned to the task must have a clear
definition of their duties and responsibilities. When assigning workers to a
job, consider how many people the job requires, worker skill levels, and the
job time line. Some jobs necessitate dividing the labor force into an
assembly line vice independent workers,
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