command and control


command and control
command and control comˌmand and conˈtrol noun [uncountable]
HUMAN RESOURCES a style of management in which only one person or a small group take all the important decisions and tell people what to do:

• The traditional approach to organizing a company relies on command and control structures that are often out of touch with the needs of customers.

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command and control UK US (also command-and-control) noun [U] MANAGEMENT
a situation in which managers tell employees everything that they should do, rather than allowing them to decide some things for themselves: »

He's much more conciliatory than the typical command-and-control boss.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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