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POLS 2250 Lecture Notes - Henri Fayol, Scientific Management, Lyndall Urwick

Political Science
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POLS 2250
Tim Mau

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January 21, 2013 POLS 2250 Mau, T.
Henri Fayol (1841 1925)
Functions of Management:
1. forecast and plan into the future
2. organize
3. command
4. co-ordinate
5. control
General Principles of Management:
- division of work
o (goal: more productive and better work and to maximize this
production capacity)
- authority and responsibility
o (give orders, this fits in with organization have expectation that
they are going to obey)
- discipline
o (discipline is notion of obedience outward marks of respect)
- unity of command
o (best structured or organized if each subordinate reports to no more
then one organizations superior)
- unity of direction
o (one plan, one head for group of activities that ultimately have the
same objective cannot exist without the former but does not flow
from it …?)
- remuneration of personnel
o (payment for services rendered in the organization the different
forms of payment should be fair should encourage keenness
should not lead to overpayment beyond reasonable limits time rate
(hourly), job rate (wage), peace rate (paid per unit produced i.e. a
- centralization
o (like the division of work, thought to connect to natural order of
things question of proportion have to find the optimal balance
between centralization and control uniformity across the control vs.
provincial gov’t ability on its own to determine things like healthcare,
Frederick Taylor (1856 1915)
- scientific management or ‘taylorism’
- he felt that the one best management is a true science
o you can scientifically study work to see the best type of way to
structure that job
o his focus was the individual in the workplace, not society as a whole
- one best way to perform tasks
- this could be discovered through scientific research and applied by others
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