Analysis Of Henri Fayol 's Theory Of Classical Management

1869 Words Apr 8th, 2016 8 Pages
My area of expertise is fundraising for nonprofits and the plans for organizational restructuring to support a campaign. In Henri Fayol’s Theory of Classical Management. We learn about “five fundamental elements of management – the what of managerial work,” which looks at planning, organizing, command, coordination, and control (Miller 19-20).
Henri Fayol was born almost 175 years ago and is still relevant today, which I find amazing. Who would have thought that a French mining engineer would be the first to note the elements of management? His principles are as present today as the day they were first circulated in in 1916. I am so pleased that our text continues to cover Fayol.
Businesses have focused on Fayol’s theory of management for decades and decades, yet management is applied to all organizations, and not just businesses. As Peter Drucker states in his article on the topic, “An organization was an organization, and they differed only in the way that one breed of dog is different from another breed of dog” (Ducker 1998).
Ducker continues, “The first practical application of management theory did not take place in a business but in nonprofits and government agencies” (Ducker 1998). What I appreciate about Fayol is that he emphasizes that there is something to manage, that there are people to lead, and more importantly, that people have purpose beyond simply being lead. Fayol said, “Initiative, drive, sense of proportion, acceptance of responsibility, sense of…
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