The Historical Management Theory

785 Words Aug 24th, 2015 4 Pages
While reviewing the Historical Management theories whilst keeping in mind my current organization, Franciscan Ministries (FMI), it became apparent that the approach they take is derived from Max Weber, Henri Fayol, and Lyndall Urwick Classical Management Theory.
Franciscan Ministries has focused on structuring their organization based on Weber concepts of division of labor, centralization of authority, and organizational rules and regulations (Pryor, M.
G., Humphreys, J. H., Taneja, S., & Toombs, L. A. Pg. 963). The basics of the Historical
Management Theory, which is also known as the Bureaucratic Management Theory, are defined roles each individual as, the hierarchal structures, and the set rules and regulation everyone has to follow.
Just as many other organizations FMI has created job roles for each individual position.
After the initial training period each employee is expected to be able to complete all the task delineated in their job description with accuracy and proficiency. Not only does FMI hold their employees to their job description they have also created a system that reviews the employees and leaders performance at the end of each fiscal year. This annual performance review is based on their job description and the quality of the work. Each area of their performance is given a grade between 0 and 4. After obtaining an average it is then translated to the percentage, and that percentage is translated into your annual merit increase. This practice is a great…
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