CADDManager on July 27th, 2011
This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

In the last post I mentioned Fayol’s concept of allowing employees to talk to each other across organizational structures. In today’s firms many can speak across lines of authority without troubles, but does that really unveil the entire picture? Even if you talk across the org chart – are you uncovering everyone that needs to […]

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CADDManager on July 26th, 2011
This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

We discussed how Fayol allowed discussions across the org chart.  But can you do that? Before you start thinking that just because others do it, you can…  let’s chat. I have seen things get done effectively as people just cut thru the organization to find the valuable input and the real people that drive change.  […]

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CADDManager on July 18th, 2011
This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

To recap…  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 […]

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CADDManager on July 11th, 2011
This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Centralizing critical functions was Fayol’s idea of how to make an organization more productive and efficient.  Fayol did not think that the subordinate employee was just a worker bee and had nothing to bring to the organization, but he did feel that centralized command and control were more effective. This is contrary to the ways […]

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CADDManager on July 7th, 2011
This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

For many many years the tension between employer and employee over fair pay has worked itself out in ways that range from great workplaces to those that encourage the workers to revolt.  It is incumbent upon the employer to set a fair wage and for the employee to agree that the wage is fair. If […]

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CADDManager on July 5th, 2011
This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Are you a “Company Man”?  Not that you have to be a man to do that.  It is a term used for those that have sold out to the company they work for and will do anything for that firm, even lie or cheat.  The “Company Man” will sell out his friends and coworkers to […]

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CADDManager on July 4th, 2011
This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Point us all in the right direction and we can get it done. A concept that Fayol included right after the concept of a single boss or head, is the idea that all those who are dedicated to the same objective should  work under on same plan and report to the same person.  When the […]

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