CADDManager on August 22nd, 2011
This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Nearing the end of Fayol’s list of 14 principles brings us to Initiative. Many of his principles stand the test of time and especially this one.  Allowing personal initiative in employees will garner creativity, energy, personal efforts and more.  When people are allowed to work toward an idea that they have come up with or […]

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CADDManager on August 16th, 2011

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

Stability – specifically of employment.  Fayol (read more on him here) lived in different times than we do.  He encouraged the retention of employees, planning of transitions and he discouraged employee turnover. These days we see firms that are forced to lay off employees.  It has happened to me three times in my career so […]

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CADDManager on August 11th, 2011
This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Fayol calls it Equity.  I call it treating people right. His concept is not to just give people what they deserve, which is justice, but to give them what would be considered kindness.  This is being gracious in place of demanding.  Understanding in place of legalistic requirements. Treating people and specifically those that work with […]

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CADDManager on August 8th, 2011
This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Principles of CAD Management

Order. Most people like things to be orderly. Even those that are more free wheeling have some order in most areas of life. We are forced to be orderly in many ways by the things we interact with on a daily basis. Get in line, take your turn,do this first, then that… Henri Fayol (see […]

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