The production manager asked the foreman to achieve a target production of 200 units per day, but he doesn’t give him the authority to requisition tools and materials from the stores department. Can the production manager blame the foreman if he is not able to achieve the desired target? Give reasons.
Not at all. The production manager did not give him the authority to requisition tools and materials so he should not held the foreman responsible for not achieving the desired target. There should be a balance between authority and responsibility. If he had given the authority, then the foreman must have the responsibility to achieve the set target.