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Valerie Bodden Kluge 10-0014 General Business Management September 23, 2009 Fayol’s Principle of Organization Henri Fayol French management theorist, Henri Ford, born in 1841, is best known for developing and publishing “one of the most influential contributors to modern concepts of management”(1) in his book Administration Industrielle et Général which was published in 1919 based on his own experiences in his company. He arguments the of five basic elements in any type of management, these being: planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating and controlling (verifying if everything happens as planned). Fayol as well believed any organization could be subdivided into “6 types of Operations”(1): technical, commercial, financial, security, accounting, and administrative, he also viewed an organization as a ”social body with main organs” (1), devided in a pyramid style (the first one being the superior, ending with the least importance): shareholders, board of administration, general direction and its general staff,
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Unformatted text preview: regional/local directions, main engineers, services managers, workshop managers, foremen, and finally, workers. “The forteen principles of administration” as well, is one of the most influential parts of his book. He strongly notes the importance of a “unit of command (1) in any administration. He basically alleged that in order for an organization to work properly, in an organized, productive manner, the 14 principles must be executed. In his book he also exposed how a manager should act, as in what the employer should expect from him to be able to accomplish, and the qualities he should posses. This is written under as “the seven qualities” and as “the sixteen management duties of the organization”. (1) Work Cited (1) "Fayolism." Wikipedia . MediaWiki, 20 Sept. 2009. Web. 22 Sept.2009.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Fayol_and_the_Administrative_th eory>....
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