Chain of Command: Definition & Examples


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Chain of command is a principle found in what type of organization?

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1. What type of hierarchy is created in developing a chain of command?

2. What's a rationale for a chain of command?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What organizations use the chain of command? The multiple-choice quiz will ask you about this and other topics, including the reason behind a chain of command and the pros and cons of using one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to see what you know about the following:

  • What type of organization follows the chain of command principle
  • Examples of organizations that do - and do not - use chain of command
  • The type of hierarchy created in developing a chain of command
  • The rationale behind chain of command
  • The disadvantages of a chain of command structure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on chain of command in business
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of organizations that would utilize chain of command and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hierarchies related to chain of command

Additional Learning

For additional details about this organizational structure, review the accompanying lesson called Chain of Command: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what chain of command is
  • Explore the drawbacks of chain of command noted by Chris Argyis and other theorists
  • Review examples of chain of command in the public and private sectors