Suppose you are promoted to a managerial position in a firm that you have been working for about five years. You are pleased with your new job but…

Suppose you are promoted to a managerial position in a firm that you have been working for about five years. You are pleased with your new job but are concerned about problems you have been having. You are required, as part of your job, to determine the employees’ leave schedules. However, when you tell an employee that he/she can’t take leave on a certain day, the owner of the company allows them to go anyway. Consequently, the employees you manage are beginning to bypass you and do not seem to view you as a manager. Worse than that, after the owner has allowed the employee to take leave, if their work doesn’t get completed in their absence, the owner is upset with you!

In this situation, the basic problem is that the manager doesn’t have the ___________ to carry out the ___________ he has been given.

Select one:

a. responsibility, authority

b. authority, responsibility

c. accountability, authority

d. authority, accountability

e. responsibility, tasks