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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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