Following points should be observed while issuing orders to the subordinates:

  1. Few orders: Issue as few orders as possible. More orders than those that are absolutely necessary, if issued, will result in loss of independence and thus initiatives of subordinates will be suppressed.
  2. Clear orders: The orders should be absolutely clear. They create confidence in the mind of the subordinates about the clear understanding by the order given.
  3. Brief but complete orders: The orders should be as brief as possible but complete orders to convey fully what is intended to be done.
  4. Promptness: Professional form and proper tone in orders. Prompt issuing of order and proper use of technical words and phrases is essential for effective directing. Proper tone in issuing the orders should be observed.
  5. Legitimate scope of orders: The manager issuing the order should keep within his own domain. He must not encroach up on the sphere of the receiving executive.
  6. Follow up orders: Another important principle of direction is that once orders or instructions are issued, they should be followed up to see that they are executed, orthe instructions should be countermanded or with drawn.

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