What is gang plank

Scalar chain refers to the chain of superiors starting from the last word authority to rock bottom level within the organisation. It should be short-circuited and not carried to the extent it proves detrimental to the organization, this idea is understood as Gang-Plank. Fayol suggested the concept of ‘Gang Plank’ to avoid delays and permit direct communication between two subordinates at an equivalent level. Gang Plank is beneficial because it helps in making direct contact just in case of emergency.