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Ten principles of organization as expounded by Lyndall Urwick in 1920.

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  • Objective – purpose.
  • Specialization – single function.
  • Co-ordination – encourage unity of effort.
  • Authority – clear line of authority.
  • Responsibility – definite responsibility lines.
  • Definition – people should know what are their duties and responsibilities.
  • Correspondence – responsibility and authority should correspond.
  • Span of control – number of direct sub-ordinates should be limited.
  • Balance – essential for balance of units across an organization.
  • Continuity – continuous review and re-organization.
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