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Administrative Management Theory School - Henri Fayol
Post : Gaurav Akrani Date : 6/08/2011 09:43:00 PM IST
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square Fayol's Administrative Management Theory

According to the Administrative Management Theory / School, management is the process of getting things done through people. Here importance is given to groups and not to individuals.

Administrative Management Theory

The first expert of Administrative Management Theory was Henri Fayol (1841-1925). Fayol is called the "Father of Modern Management". Henri Fayol was a French industrialist and a management consultant. He started the functional approach to management.

The other management experts who contributed to the Administrative Management schools are Mary Parker Follett, Luther Gulick, Lyndall Urwick, James Mooney, Alan Reiley, Oliver Sheldon, Ernest Dale, etc.

Henri Fayol in his book titled "Industrial and General Administration" published in 1916, gave following 14 principles of management :-

Division of Work,
Discipline,
Authority and responsibility,
Subordination of Individual Interest to General Interest, Remuneration,
Centralisation,
Order,
Equity,
Initiative,
Esprit De Corps,
Stability of Tenure,
Unity of Direction,
Scalar Chain, and
Unity of Command.

Henri Fayol also classified (divided) the business activities into :-

Technical,
Commercial,
Financial,
Accounting,
Security, and
Managerial Activities.

According to Henri Fayol, there are five functions of management, viz.,

Planning,
Organising,
Commanding (Directing),
Coordinating, and
Controlling.

According to Fayol, a manager requires the following qualities and skills :-

Physical Qualities,
Mental qualities,
Moral qualities,
General education,
Special knowledge, and
Work Experience

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