Sunday, 4 September 2011
The principles of administration can be studied as a technical question, irrespective of the purpose of the enterprise, the personnel comprising it, or any constitutional, political or social theory underlying its creation.
Intro: Principles of organisation, ensures the rationality of the organisation. They are applied universally.
Main: Different scholars have proposed different principles with emphasis on a specific principle
Fayol – 14 – Unity of Command
Gulick – 10 – Division of work
Urwick -8(29) – Span of Control
Mooney – 4- Coordination
They are applied universally with in any organisation, as Fayol said – public/ private/ small/ big/ religious/ educational/ or any type
The scientific principles of administration, that worked in any and all institutional settings – from corporations and clubs, to governments and gulags – and in any and all cultural contexts – from Boston and Botswana, to Paris and Paraguay
However there is a yawning gulf between the principles and their practice. Therefore Simon describes them as proverbs.
Simon suggested the Decision making as the alternative to the principles.