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 […]

Continue reading about Can we talk? – Principles of CAD Management

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.  […]

Continue reading about Can you Talk? – Principles of CAD Management

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 […]

Continue reading about Hidden Org Charts – Principles of CAD Management

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 […]

Continue reading about Order – Principles of CAD Management

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 […]

Continue reading about Fairness – Principles of CAD Management

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 […]

Continue reading about Stability – Principles of CAD Management

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 […]

Continue reading about Initiative – Principles of CAD Management

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

Have you ever worked somewhere or with some team that just clicked?  Most of us have had this experience at some point. A group of people just hit it off. They are firing on all cylinders. They know what needs to be done, who is doing what,what can be expected from each member and they […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Continue reading about Esprit de Corps – Principles of CAD Management