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Henri Fayol's Principles of Management

Henri Fayol's Principles of Management

Professor Yang sheds light on the development of classical management theories during the 19th century. Fayol, a French mining engineer turned management scholar, introduced the concept of Fayolism, which comprises 14 principles of management.

What are some ways to encourage good behavior and teamwork among employees?

We have rearrange Henri Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management as follows:

  • Division of work: Specialization allows for the division of labor and improves efficiency.
  • Authority: Managers must have the authority to give orders, but authority comes with responsibility.
  • Discipline: Employees must obey and respect the rules that govern the organization.
  • Unity of command: Each employee should receive orders from only one superior to avoid confusion.
  • Unity of direction: All activities within an organization should be directed towards the same objectives.
  • Subordination of individual interests to the general interest: Individual interests should not prevail over the interests of the organization as a whole.
  • Remuneration: Fair compensation should be provided to employees for their efforts and contributions.
  • Centralization: The extent to which authority is concentrated in one place within the organization.
  • Scalar chain: A clear and unbroken line of communication should exist from the top of the organization to the bottom.
  • Order: There should be an orderly arrangement of materials, people, and activities within the organization.
  • Equity: Managers should treat employees fairly and with kindness to foster loyalty and devotion.
  • Stability of tenure of personnel: A stable workforce leads to improved productivity and organizational performance.
  • Initiative: Employees should be encouraged to take initiative and contribute new ideas.
  • Esprit de corps: Team spirit and unity among employees are essential for organizational success.
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