The Unity of command principle states that an individual employee should have only one superior to whom he/ she is directly responsible. Under this principle every employee is supposed to know who is giving direction and to whom he or she reports. If tasks and related responsibilities are given to the employee by more than one manager, this may lead to serious productivity and moral problems. If this principle is not adhered to, a subordinate might have to cope with conflicting demands or priorities from several superiors. By using this principle, the responsibility for mistakes can be established more easily and it can be easily prevented or minimized.