Complete 8 page APA formatted essay: The Developing Manager.
The theory had the following principles. the managers should come up with a process for every type of component of an employee’s job, encourage specialization, choose and coach employees scientifically, plan and programme the jobs, develop patterns for time and ways for each job and use wage as a motivation.
A French engineer Henri Fayol came up with a clear difference between the operating and management departments of an organization, known as the “administrative theory”. He classified five key roles for managers. developing, organizing, coordinating, directing and commanding. Max Weber and Chester Barnard also contributed to the administrative theory. Max Weber made a “bureaucracy concept”, the main objective of this concept was to plan a system and methods to certify that all workers were being treated justly.
Mary Parker Follett contributed to the administrative theory by highlighting the importance of the employees’ contribution, resolving differences and mutual objectives. Companies like McDonald’s still use the classical management theories. Large firms that are economizing by letting employees go and turning more efficient also use classical theories of management. (Lussier, 2008)
This theory emphasized on the fact that human skills are more important as compared to technical skills. In a study conducted by Joan Woodward he showed how technology has an effect on the structure of the firm. She stated that the structure of the firm changes when technology changes. This study also demonstrated that the classical theory was effective when the firm adopted mass production technologies, and the behavioural theory was effective when the production was on a small scale. (Lussier, 2008)
There are many types of management style that a firm can use, which style it chooses has a great influence on how efficient the employees are. Firm usually use a combination of all the management styles to
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