Acceptance theory of authority

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[ækˈsɛptəns ˈθɪri ʌv əˈθɔrəti]

Definition: is theories that people (subordinates) accept and implement management decisions only when certain conditions are met. These conditions include understanding the purpose of the assignment, matching the assignment to the organization's goals and self-interests, and the performer must have some ability to perform this decision. There are four types of conditions in which decisions are made:

  1. when managers have all the necessary information, they feel confident of success and make decisions for sure.
  2. when managers have the necessary information, but not in full, there is a high probability of failure in their decisions, so that they make decisions with some risk.
  3. when managers have incomplete information, they have to make assumptions that may turn out to be incorrect, so that their decision contains uncertainty.
  4. when information is completely lacking, the likelihood that their decision will be unsuccessful is very high, since it was made on the basis of doubtful premises.

Acceptance theory of authority in a sentence:

  1. Acceptance theory of authority is one of the basic theories in the science of personnel management on enterprises.
  2. Acceptance theory of authority reveals the importance of bilateral communication in the process of delegation of authority.

Synonyms and related words: decision making, personal interest, management theory, work with staff

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