CADDManager on June 22nd, 2011
This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

How many bosses do you have?  Please leave a comment and let us know. Fayol postulated that everyone should have one boss.  He reflected that employees need to know that they have one person that will give them directions.  He believed that every employee should have only one superior. That the chain of command was […]

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CADDManager on June 16th, 2011
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Rules Do you like them or dislike them?  Maybe it has to do with who made them.  If you made them, then you will like them.  If others make them then you may not.  No one dislikes a rule that they created.  Unless of course it is a rule of discipline that will make gains […]

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CADDManager on June 15th, 2011
This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Authority, according to Fayol, is the principle that managers have the right to give orders with the expectation of obedience. Authority is something that is granted to people.  I believe that all authority is good is granted.  Authority can be demanded, taken or usurped, but in order for it to really work for the betterment,it […]

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CADDManager on June 14th, 2011
This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Henri Fayol’s first principle is division of work.  Today some call this division of labor. This consists of dividing the work up to make things more efficient.  Everyone would agree that this helps.  Many hands make the job lighter.  Fayol was not talking about just throwing more people at a problem.  The principle is that […]

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CADDManager on June 13th, 2011
This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Henri Fayol (1841-1925) was a French mining engineer who went on to become Director of Mines with over 1000 employees.  His company flourished and was the largest producer of steel and iron in France during his days.  In 1916 he published his perspectives in the book “Administration Industrielle et Générale”.  Included in his book are […]

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CADDManager on June 9th, 2011
This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

“Let’s get this done” – “We can do this” – “It is not as bad as it appears” – “We need to kick it into high gear” These are just some of the motivating statements that might be used in your daily interactions with your team and others.  The CAD Manager has to motivate people […]

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CADDManager on June 7th, 2011
This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

CAD Managers have to work with and through others to get things done.  They have to work with people that they hire,but mostly they work with people they do not hire.  Others hire them.  They report to other managers. They are promoted by others and they are fired by others.  Some CAD Managers wish that […]

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CADDManager on June 2nd, 2011
This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Systems and Standards include the way you do things and what guidelines you use to control the output. Systems: How do you control project setup and initiation? Is there a process you use for that? Do you just let everyone create them as they like? Systems are procedures and processes that assist in formalizing your […]

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CADDManager on June 1st, 2011
This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

The technology in which your firm invests must give your firm an advantage against others. Your firm spends its money on technology that improves the bottom line.  It may also investigate technology that might push them to the front of the tech curve. You are the first line of defense against lagging performance of the […]

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