Personnel management University organisation Organisation theory
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Rea, Desmond. 'A contemporary definition of personnel management, some of its critical assumptions and their relevance to the university organisation'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXII, Part V, 1972/1973, pp36-77
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXII, Part V, 1972/1973
"To manage is", Henri Fayol said, "to forecast and plan, to organise,
to command, to co-ordinate and to control." As to the soundness and
good working order of the organisation, these depend, he believed, on
certain "principles". He stressed that these principles were not immutable
laws, but rather rules of thumb to be used as the occasion demanded.
These principles number - although the list has no precise limit - some
fourteen in all and include division of work, authority, discipline, unity of
command, unity of direction, subordination of individual interests to
general interests, remuneration, centralisation, the scalar chain order,
equity, stability of tenure of personnel, initiative and, finally, esprit de corps.
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