Here's what I picked on Henri Fayol's statement which was posted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on 26/1/2008 @ 7.20 PM.
Fayol was one of the most influential contributors to modern concepts of management, having proposed that there are five primary functions of management: (1) planning, (2) organizing, (3) commanding, (4) coordinating, and (5) controlling (Fayol, 1949, 1987). Controlling is described in the sense that a manager must receive feedback on a process in order to make necessary adjustments. Many of today’s management texts including Daft (2005) have reduced the five functions to four: (1) planning, (2) organizing, (3) leading, and (4) controlling. Daft's text is organized around Fayol's four functions.
Fayol suggested that it is important to have unity of command: a concept that suggests there should be only one supervisor for each person in an organization. Like Socrates, Fayol suggested that management is a universal human activity that applies equally well to the family as it does to the corporation.Summary:
From my understanding based on the statement above - In today's rapid changes and challenging working environment, a good and real Manager should be able to apply five (5) primary functions of Henri Fayol management theory stated above in order for the Manager to manage and control people more effective and efficient in the organisation environment as well to the family.
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