line (noun, line, \ laɪn \) of command (noun, com-mand, \ kəˈmænd \)
Definition: is a type of business organizational structure in which each manager of a company is directly responsible for following the orders of his direct superior, and all employees are accountable to their assigned supervisors. Having a clearly established line of command allows an enterprise to enhance its performance, decision-making process, accountability, and the general flow of information inside the organization. Alternatively, this structure can be called a chain of command.
In a Sentence:
Examining a company’s line of command allows you to understand who is in charge of whom, and what individual wields the most power in the firm.
When working in a large corporation, you have to follow its line of command and only express your complaints to your direct superior.
Synonyms and related words: chain of command, line manager, line stock, first line management, line authority