The Evolution of Management Thought. Front Cover. Daniel A. Wren. Ronald Press Company, - Gestion - Histoire - pages. 2 Reviews. Traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present by examining the backgrounds, ideas and influences of major contributors. This text traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present. Excellent as a text book, or for anyone who wants to understand the.

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Foreshadowing modern thinking on work groups, Fayol organized miners into self-selected teams. This increased group cohesiveness and, in turn, reduced employee turnover. Moreover, work-group output increased as the teams refused to accept inferior members. Anticipating the job-redesign movement by some fifty years see Chapter 15 , Fayol also recognized that some jobs could be enlarged to relieve monotony and enhance skill levels.

Norman M. Daniel A. Henri Fayol, diary entry of 29 July By eral Industry, he noted had evolved further. In this same addr of command, hierarchical an early list of management principles, including: In addition to these and planning, and budgeting. Dunod and E. Wren, Arthur G. Bedeian, and John , A Great Engine Whereas Taylor approached the study of management from the workshop or technical level, Fayol approached it from the viewpoint of upper-level administration.

If managerial ability was important, however, then why did schools and universities neglect managerial training to focus exclusively on teaching technical skills?

The answer, according to Fayol, was the absence of management theory. Every firm required management: Managerial ability, according to Fayol, depended on certain qualities and knowledge: Coubrough Geneva: Constance Storrs London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Fayol, General and Industrial Management, trans.

Storrs, p. Except where specifically noted, the Storrs translation will be referenced, as it is more readily available than other translations.

The higher the level of authority, the more dominant the need for managerial ability. As for differences in firm size, Fayol contended that managers of small firms need relatively more technical ability than their counterparts in larger firms, whereas managerial rather than technical ability is required at higher levels in larger firms. In summary, Fayol contended that all employees, from foremen to work superintendents, should receive some managerial training.

He believed schools and universities did not teach management because it was thought that experience was the only way to acquire managerial ability. His goal was to start a general discussion from which a theory of management might emanate. To some observers, it suggests an unquestioned or rigid way of doing things, on the order of laws in the physical sciences. For preference I shall adopt the term principles whilst dissociating it from any suggestion of rigidity, for there is nothing rigid or absolute in management affairs, it is all a question of proportion.

Seldom do we have to apply the same principle twice in identical conditions; allowance must be made for different and changing circumstances. Compounded of tact and experience, proportion is one of the foremost attributes of the manager. Other principles could be identified. The principles he chose to review were simply those he had found most useful in his own career.

The fourteen principles on which Fayol concentrated were: He also noted that as a result of the specialization that derives from division of work, jobs are performed more quickly because employees do not lose time shifting from one activity to another.

At the same time, Fayol appreciated that benefits derived from dividing work must be balanced against obvious disadvantages associated with such negatives as boredom and monotony. He further realized that authority and responsibility are corollaries in the sense that wherever authority is exercised, responsibility arises. Fayol stated the classic case for authority being commensurate with responsibility.

This principle appears throughout the management literature. Discipline is essentially respect and obedience between a firm and its employees. Fayol felt that discipline was vital for a smoothly functioning and prosperous firm. Discipline came from placing knowledgeable managers at all levels of authority, workplace agreements that are satisfactory to both managers and employees, and the judicious use of employee sanctions.

Unity of command was expressed as: Fayol recognized that individuals or groups who serve only themselves are harmful to the interests of their fellow employees and the interest of the firm in general. Remuneration deals with day wages, piece rates, bonuses, and profit sharing. Fayol concluded that appropriate employee remuneration depends on many factors. Fayol also acknowledged nonfinancial incentives as a form of remuneration. Centralization is not a system of management good or bad of itself, capable of being adopted or discarded at the whim of managers or of circumstances; it is always present to a greater or less extent.

The question of centralization or decentralization is a simple question of proportion, it is a matter of finding the optimum degree for the particular concern. Each employee, intentionally or unintentionally, puts something of himself into the transmission and execution of orders and of information received, too.

He does not operate merely as a cog in a machine. What appropriate share of initiative may be left to intermediaries depends on the personal character of the manager, on his moral worth, on the reliability of his subordinates, and also on the condition of the business. The degree of centralization must vary according to different cases. The objective to pursue is the optimum utilization of all faculties of the personnel.

Thus Foreman F, desiring to communicate a message to Foreman P, could do so directly without reporting upward F through E to A and having the message in turn transmitted downward to P. Fayol considered ambition, Equity, as envisioned by Fayol, results from a combination of kindliness and justice. As such, equity provides a basis for dealing with employees and instilling devotion and loyalty. Fayol took care to distinguish between equity and equality and, in doing so, anticipated modern equity theory see Chapter Fayol appreciated that it took time to develop the necessary skills to perform at a superior level.

He also recognized that it took time for a manager and a group of employees to develop into a high-performing team. In particular, managers must get to know their employees to inspire their confidence and, from experience, Fayol knew this can be a lengthy matter. Fayol warned against sowing dissension among subordinates.

The factory system of production that developed during the Industrial Revolution see Chapter 3 reflected many of these principles in practice. Fayol, however, was the first person to formulate them as a set of general management principles.

He labeled these elements planning, organizing, command, coordination, and control.

At various times, he used the French prevoyance anticipation or foresight instead of preparer to plan when discussing this element. To Fayol, managing meant looking ahead, and foresight was an essential element of managing. In modern terms, Fayol was describing a Like any living object the industrial enterprise he undergoes continuing transformations: Furthermore, Fayol realized that lower-echelon managers would give increased attention to planning because they would be more committed to executing what they themselves had planned.

Considering these characteristics, Fayol advised that firms establish a series of separate plans that Ii Fayol, General and Industrial Management, p.

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Thus, he recommended that daily, weekly, monthly, annual, five-year, and ten-year forecasts or plans be prepared and redrafted as time passed or as conditions changed.

He also offered innovative insights about planning on a national scale. The French government planned and budgeted on an annual basis with little or no regard for long-term development; the result was hand-to-mouth operations and a lack offiscal responsibility on the part of government ministers. For Fayol, organizing meant providing a firm with everything it needed to achieve its objectives.

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This included the classical factors of production: Of two organizations similar in appearance, one maybe excellent the other bad, depending on the personal qualities of those who compose them. In retrospect, Fayol anticipated modern contingency theories of organizational design see Chapter Fayol noted that the successive layers of authority that comprise an organization the so-called organizational pyramid are a product of functional and scalar growth. As an illustration he considered what happens relative to functional and scalar growth in a firm where fifteen employees report to each first-line supervisor, and in turn, each group of four supervisors is under the direction of a higher-level supervisor or manager.

In such a situation, every sixty employees required four supervisors, and these four supervisors required one common manager. Fayol realized that there is a limit to the number of subordinates that a manager can effectively supervise. With the exception of first-line supervisors, Fayol felt managers should typically have direct control over less than six subordinates. Where work was simple, a first-line supervisor could direct up to twenty or thirty employees. Based on his own experience as an executive, Fayol believed that line managers generally had neither the time nor the energy to devote to long-term considerations.

Functional foremanship negated the unity-of-command principle, and to Fayol, this was treading on dangerous ground. Order must be maintained, and for Fayol this was possible only if no subordinate reported to more than one superior: It can, after all, be easily reconciled. In contrast, his passin 39 g. Training, in contrast, was dealt with length, rol.

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As previously discussed, Fayol Je exception called for less technical training of young engineers and an increase in attention to lirect control the elements of management.

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Control was to be applied to people, objects, and activities. Effective control should be based on prompt action, followed by sanctions, if necessary. In effect, control completed a cycle of managerial activities that could then be improved as the management process continued. It is the executive authority, t it draws up the plan of action, selects personnel, determines performance, ensures t and controls the execution of all activities.

Whereas many of them may seem relatively I self-evident today, they were revolutionary when first advanced.

As a keen observer of management practice has noted: Also see p. See also Lee D. Parker and Philip A. Born in Germany to a life of affluence in a family with social and political connections, Weber pronounced Vay-ber was an intellectual of the first degree, with far-ranging interests in sociology, religion, economics, and political science. In Germany, large-scale firms had been developed chemicals, metals, and complex industrial 5 4 machine-good s. In these industries, Talcott Parsons London: Allen Originally published Please enter the message.

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