Henri Fayol Analysis

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Henri Fayol (1841-1925) was a French mining engineer, mining executive, management theorist and author. Based on his experience in the mining sector where large numbers of people were employed, he developed what is now known as the “14 Principles of Management”. In a nutshell, the fourteen management principles of Henri Fayol is categorised under the following heads : (1) Division of Work, (2) Authority, (3) Discipline, (4) Unity of Command, (5) Unity of Direction, (6) Subordination of individual interest, (7) Remuneration, (8) Centralisation (or Decentralisation), (9) Scalar chain (Line of Authority), (10) Order, (11) Equity, (12) Stability of Tenure of Personnel, (13) Initiative, and (14) Esprit de Corps. These 14 principles, or “Fayol’s…show more content…
To achieve its objective, this assignment will first discuss the principle of authority and responsibility as explained by Fayol. Secondly, this assignment will look at an independent view of Fayol’s principles by another author and discuss the criticism of those principles by that author. Finally, the assignment will focus on the current management practices of the Fiji Police Force and compare it with Fayol’s principle to determine its applicability in the…show more content…
He is a regular contributor to the “Aspirant Forum”; an online discussion forum where academics publish their views on academic issues. In his article “[Part 3] Henry Fayol: Gangplank and Criticism” , Sarwar states that Fayol’s principles lacks formality. He states that in a scientific world, studies need to be analytical and observations have to be presented in a formal manner. Fayol, on the other hand, merely presented his thoughts without any scientific study to analyse whether he was right or just assuming things. Fayol’s theory, is therefore a mere “generalisation and lacked empirical
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