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14 Principles of Management

The 14 Principles of Management were first introduced in 1916 by Henry Fayol. Fayol was managing director of a mining company responsible for over 1,000 employees and based his theories on his observations he made in this capacity. In 1916, there were many large businesses and factories in existence. However, there weren’t many formal management […]

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Town Hall Meetings: Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages

In this article, we’ll look at how town hall meetings operate in an organizational context. The purpose of a town hall meeting is to allow: Management to keep their team up to date on important information. The team to ask questions of management and give their feedback. Everyone to understand the goals and values of […]

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Management By Objectives

Management by Objectives (MBO) is a management tool whereby managers and employees work together to set and track objectives for a specific time period.   Objectives and plans cascade down the organization until every individual has specific objectives for the period.   You can think of an individual’s objectives as being like one piece of […]

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Span of Control

Span of Control is very simply the number of subordinates that report to a manager. In the span of control example below we could say that the IT Manager has a span of control of 3, as they have 3 subordinates reporting to them. All organizations have layers. The number of layers an organization has […]

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