What Is The Advantage And Disadvantage Of Fayol Theory Of Administrative Management ?


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* It is the most comprehensive administrative management theory
* It is still based on human application

Henri Fayol created the Fayolism Theory of Administrative Management. His theory states there are six primary functions and 14 principles of management. The functions include: Forecasting, planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating, and monitoring.

Monitoring is where the manager requires feedback in order to make adjustments to the process as a whole for better application in the future of administrative management.

The principles of management include: Division of work, authority, discipline, unity of command, unity of direction, subordination of individuals, remuneration, centralization, schalar chain, order, equity, stability, initiative, and esprit de corps.

Esprit de corps is a term that means promoting harmony within the team to provide unity within an organization. Schalar chain is the authority of management in which the lowest ranks are represented by the Schalar chain and communication must follow the chain.

Henri Fayol's theory is extremely comprehensive as a way to deal with management techniques. It is also the most used because it has been proven to work. Its advantage is being comprehensive as it covers just about anything one might need to do in a management position to ensure success.

The disadvantage to the theory is that it is still based on humans. As humans we are naturally going to make mistakes. The theory works on the basis of having harmony among people in which unity forms to create a strong management team. However, when mistakes are made it can undermine the entire strength of the team.

Furthermore, if a person is found to be false and will not admit it, more problems can ensue. This is the same disadvantage of any system that relies on humans to be in control given various factors like personality and that mistakes can be made.

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