The amount of responsibility of any individual in a company depends on the position that he or she occupies in its hierarchy.
Managers, for example, are responsible for leading the people directly under them, who are called subordinates.
To do this successfully, they must use their authority, which is the right to take the decisions and give the orders that will allow their subordinates to reach certain objectives. Managers often delegate authority.
This means that employees at lower levels of the company hierarchy can participate in decision-making.