• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Henry Fayol

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Henri Fayol Henri Fayol was a French management theorist, who was one of the most influential contributors to modern concepts of management. He emphasised the importance of taking a wider view, i.e. the organisation as a whole, but the analytical approach was similar. Having a Managing director role of a large coal mining company, he analysed his and other businesses for methods of achieving optimum performance. He devised a divide between the industry productions into six individual activities: * Technical (production) * Organisation (material and human structures) * Financial (optimum use of capital) * Security (protection of property and persons) * Accounting (including statistics) * Managerial He then divided managerial section into five other elements: * Foresight (forecasting and planning) * Organisation (material and human structures) * Command (maintenance of activity) * Co-ordination * Control Many years later he devised what he called "The 14 principles of management" They are as follows: 1. Division of work - opportunities for increased efficiency through specialisation. ...read more.

Middle

As they have authority of team members they must try to encourage them to carry out a good job 5. Unity of direction - each organisational unit should have a single objective. Ford, everyday give out individual daily tasks to each team at the plant, they must complete their task or Ford will not accomplish their team objective which is to 'produce as many engines as demanded' 6. Subordination of individual to general interest - 'goal congruence' essential. Goal congruence exits where the goals of management and the goals of the investors in the firm are aligned. This is true at Ford as both goals are the aligned, 'to produce as many ford engines as demanded' 7. Fair remuneration - from both the employer's and the employee's points of view. All employees at Ford agree with their wage, this is an important subject for Ford because if they didn't then it would be a huge de-motivator. The average wage in the plant is around �365 a week. ...read more.

Conclusion

There is also a 25% employees discount up to four Ford cars a year plus the chance of winning a car every month. Ford takes care of their employees and put no limits on them. They also pay and give them time off to enhance their qualifications and skills to become a better employee. 13. Initiative - to be encouraged from subordinates, by managers. Managers encourage the lower employees at Ford to use the 'suggestion box' as it shows the initiative of individual employees. 14. Esprit de corps - teamwork and sound communications vital, to maintain the motivation of the workforce and management. Communication is vital at Ford because employees need to be updated about new technology that is being used in the plant. The right information makes jobs easy. Ford use an Internal communication, which includes: * Telephone * Paging systems * FCN (televisions around the plant) * Newsletters * E-mail * Meetings * Send Messages to employees In conclusion, many of Fords s policies agree with the principles lay down by Fayol. Even though his language seems to be outdated, it can still be applied to modern day business activity at Ford Bridgend ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level People & Operations Management section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level People & Operations Management essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Roles and Responsibilities of Staff Members at McDonalds.

    5 star(s)

    I enjoy doing Kung Fu as it strengthens me mentally as well as physically. Interests/hobbies Erme Valley Senior Section (rangers) South Hams District Sea Scout Explorer Unit Kung fu (red and yellow belt) Flute (working at grade 5 level) Represented college for hockey and football, also I have attended the British nationals for Ultimate Frisbee.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Understanding Discipline

    4 star(s)

    his decision but the leader is always the person who makes the final decision. There is generally a strong bond and a great deal of respect between the leader and his team, as he or she knows what each individuals strengths and weaknesses are which enables them to have good

  1. Unit 13 - Organising an Event

    the trip could affect the price per person, therefore no assumptions can be made on the prices which each person would be paying. The majority of students want to go to clubs and tours, therefore we will have to look into arranging a trip going to a club, although non-alcoholic

  2. The main aim of this research is to evaluate the information on the human ...

    credibility in gaining business, so are unable to contribute for the success of the organization and its strategies for the development. 2.7 The importance of Human Resource being Strategic Human resource should not be involved only in the strong administrative foundation of the organization, but also come up with the

  1. Unit 13 Applied Business

    Also due to the Christmas season being celebrated by many, more people will be willing and interested to participate. The day will be full of excitement and entertainment for all members of the community to attend and enjoy them. It also seems relevant, as Christmas is an extremely popular annual

  2. Teamwork. There are several reasons why a business may organise their staff into teams. ...

    Furthermore, individuals will have a good understating of the importance of their own contribution. Individuals within a well-structured team will be self-motivated and will need minimal supervision. This clearly is an advantage to management, whilst at the same time raising the self-esteem and feeling of personal fulfilment amongst individual employees.

  1. Recruitment at Asda - creating a job advert and related documents.

    If I was going to write the whole specification in long paragraphs then it would have been very boring and time consuming for the candidate to read. I chose to keep the document simple with bold font and clearer by being short and to the point with bold font to help enhance the look of the document.

  2. Motivation within a workplace - examples from Asda.

    If a rule has to be set, the manager takes the view of all employees working in the department and on the best interest of the workers, the manager makes the final decision. This democratic way of leadership may motivate staff higher than any others as the employees have a

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work