Management is an effective part of any business. It is also a process, which is crucial within an organization at every level of the hierarchy. Are you facing greater employee turnover, low employee motivation levels, a tensed office environment, confusion amongst your employees or any other thing, which is not going the way it should be? The answer to all these issues is proper management.
You ask yourself or others about what is management and you get an answer instantaneously like “Management is to control an organization”. However, it is not as unpretentious as it sounds. Many entrepreneurs who own a small dream, struggle with managing a business. It is not about treating people like your slaves because this will do you no good. The key is to act as one of them and communicate on their level, get to know their demands on which you act later to create a positive vibe in the environment, united to work towards a common goal.
To manage your business, acting on proper guidelines is vital. Working on the 14 principles of management presented by Henri Fayol, who was the father of modern management theory, has helped us steer our business in the right direction adapting the right work culture.
The 14 Principles of Management:
- Division of Work
Assigning tasks to employees in whom they excel brings out their true desire and passion to work for the business. It also helps them become more efficient and skilled in their tasks.
The manager must have proper authority to give orders and should be responsible in giving them because every employee is working under him/her.
It is necessary in an organization to provide the employees with a base attitude and behavior to adopt while on work.
- Unity of Command
Having different controlling personnel is confusing. Supervision from a single person can help bring unity in work and a powerful command over employees.
- Unity of Direction
Having a manager to make the employees work in the same direction towards achieving a single plan is known as unity of direction.
- Relegation of Separate Interests to The General Interests
Interests of a single employee should not be the priority of action even if the manager’s personal interests are at stake.
It is the most important factor upon which rests the satisfaction level of employees.
Balance of involvement of employees in the decision making process should be the aim for a more passionate workforce.
- Scalar Chain
Proper chain of command and hierarchy level must be known to all employees to make their working and reporting more specific and effective.
Everything at work must be clean and arranged in order.
Managers must be kind, disciplined and handle their responsibility with care when communicating with staff.
- Stability of Tenure of Personnel
This refers to the management of employee turnover. Planning is the key to resolve this issue.
Staffs should be given the opportunity to think and carry out plans.
- Espirit De Corps
It is a combination of the above 13 principles. Promoting unity and team spirit brings about harmony in work and helps achieve this principle.
SK Financial is your destination for proper guidelines to management of your start-up business.