Hawthorne Experiments   The Hawthorne plant of the General Electric Company, Chicago was manufacturing telephone system bell. It employed about 30,000 employees at the time of experiments. There was dissatisfaction among the workers and productivity was not upto the mark. In order to find out the real cause behind this, a team was constituted led by Elton Mayo,...

Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management Henry Fayol (1841-1925) was a French mining engineer ;  director of mines who developed   general theory of business administration. He was the most influential contributor to modern concept of management. He proposed the five primary functions of management (Planning, Organising, Controlling, Directing, Coordination)....

Scientific Management Meaning, Definitions, Principles, Techniques, Criticism Scientific management was propounded by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) who is the father, of Scientific Management. Apart from Taylor other contributors to S.M. include Frank B. Gilbreth , Morris L. Cooke, Henry L. Gantt and Harrington Emerson etc. According to the definition given...

Stress Management Stress management is required when an individual is unable to cope with the demanding environment. This inability generated anxiety and produces defensive behavior and stress symptoms. Therefore, the actions are required for developing adaptive behavior so as to overcome the consequences of stress. Such actions may be taken at individual level as...

Stress  and Stress Management Modern life is full of stress. Stress on individuals ranges from personal day-to-day life to their organizational activities. Urbanisation, industrialisation, and increase in scale of operations in the society are causing increasing stresses. Different psychologists and physiologists have defined stress differently. In simple words,...

Power and Authority   Power Meaning Term ‘power’ has been derived from Latin word potere which means ‘to be able.’ Power is more concerned with leadership than managership. It is a means to influence attitude and behaviour of followers. Leaders must acquire power and should use it with care to create, modify, and sustain positive behaviour....

Interpersonal Behaviour Interpersonal behavior is the interaction between two or more persons. It is imperative to building and maintaining any type of relationship in our social world. However, when looking at interpersonal behavior in the workplace, things become a little more complicated. People spend a large portion of their time in an organisation interacting...

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Kaizen Kaizen is a system of continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership. The concept of kaizen was born in Japan following World War II. The word Kaizen means  “ Continuous improvement’. It comes from a Japanese word (Kai), which means “change” or “to correct” and (zen) means “good”. In...

Site Analysis/Location Analysis Location analysis is a dynamic process where organizations analyze and compare the appropriateness of alternative sites with the aim of selecting the best site. The need for the selection of the location may arise under any of the following conditions: 1. When the business in newly started Site selection is the basic activity, wherever...

Plant Location/Facility Location Facility location is also called plant location. Plant location is the choice of region and the selection of a particular site for setting up a plant. Facility location is a critical strategic decision. Location activity has been very high in recent decades as a result of technology improvements, economic growth, international expansion...