HENRY FOYAL(1841-1925)

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Fayol's career began as a mining engineer. He then moved into research geology and in 1888 joined, Comambault as Director. Comambault was in difficulty but Fayol turned the operation round.

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HENRY FOYAL(1841-1925)INTRODUCTIONHenri Fayol, a French engineer and director of mines, was little unknown outside France until the late 40s when Constance Storrs published her translation of Fayol's 1916 " Administration Industrielle et Generale ".Fayol's career began as a mining engineer. He then moved into research geology and in 1888 joined, Comambault as Director. Comambault was in difficulty but Fayol turned the operation round. On retirement he published his work - a comprehensive theory of administration - described and classified administrative management roles and processes then became recognized and referenced by others in the growing discourse about management. He is frequently seen as a key, early contributor to a classical or administrative management school of thoughtFayol in 1916 examined the nature of management and administration on the basis of his French mining organization experiences. His aspiration for an "administrative science" sought a consistent set of principles that all organizations must apply in order to run properly. MANAGEMENT (ACCORDING TO FOYAL)Fayol's five functions are still relevant to discussion today about management roles and action.1. to forecast and plan - prevoyanceexamine the future and draw up plans of action2. to organizebuild up the structure, material and human of the undertaking3. to commandmaintain activity among the personnel4. to co-ordinatebind together, unify and harmonies activity

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