• 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)

    Smith, This letter is to inform that you were successful in applying for the position as a crew member for the Plymouth main street McDonald's restaurant. Congratulations! Now that you have achieved the position the next step is for you to fill out staff forms and collect work uniform, this

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Understanding Discipline

    4 star(s)

    team working skills and the team members will respect the leader because they are being encouraged to use their skills extensively. This type of authority enables a fair system to be setup which allows for team members to develop discipline skills.

  1. Unit 13 - Organising an Event

    This was because we were meant to be sharing three to a room but when we arrived we were only told two to a room, we should make sure this was sorted before we left. 6. What would you like to have done that we didn't do on the trip?

  2. Recruitment. I am writing this report to describe how each organisation plans and conducts ...

    Your induction start dated Monday 15th May 2008 and will run from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday for a period of 5 or 6 weeks.

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

    2.8.4 The human resource not in co-ordination with other department goals Human resource need to me more aligned with the over-all strategy of the organization to be more effective in business development of the organization. One of the Harward university survey says 80% of the Human resource departments has no

  2. Human resource and Finance

    Practical training will be supplemented by formal training sessions. These may include personal coaching, help from subject experts, a specific training course and easy-to-use training resources. There are no prescribed time limits to complete the programme, but a target date will be made by the manager and staff trainer.

  1. Unit 13 Applied Business

    This is because; a Formal Winter Ball subjects to only couples, and would find people being uncomfortable if they had no date, this means our amount of attendees would be smaller which would not bring as much profit. Our Christmas fair is open to all of the public, an event that you can go to with family, friends or partners.

  2. Motivation within a workplace - examples from Asda.

    The usual rate is around 10% for companies like ASDA. Other benefits can be in the form of healthcare. Managerial positions can be eligible for free private health care or even company cars. Other forms are company pension schemes whereby money can be saved to form a pension which is available upon retirement.

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