October reading sharing meeting

Through time, the classic "Industrial Management and General Management" reveals the profound connotation of management. In this book, henri fayol not only provides us with a unique mirror reflecting the management wisdom in the industrial age, but also reveals the general principles of management, whose universal applicability transcends the limitations of the times. No matter what industry you are in, this book will lead you to deeply explore the essence of management and stimulate your new thinking on management practice.

 So, what is the magic that has made this book regarded as the bible of management for nearly a hundred years? Join the Suzhou Group's reading sharing meeting as soon as possible, read this masterpiece with us, and appreciate the power of management together, so that it can shine brilliantly on your progress! 

The light of principle is like the light of a lighthouse.

It is only useful for people who already know the approach channel.

Henri fayol [France] 

Henri Fayol1841.7.29-1925.12

Management practitioner, management scientist, geologist and state activist are honored as "the father of management theory" by later generations, one of the main representatives of classical management theory, and also the founder of management process school.

Industrial Management and General Management is his most important masterpiece, and its completion marks the formation of general management theory.

Industrial Management and General Management is a classic work of French management scientist henri fayol. The first edition was published in 1925. This work not only marks the birth of general management theory, but also is an epoch-making classic.

This book is divided into two parts:

The first part discusses the necessity and possibility of management education;

The second part discusses the principles and elements of management.

01 team members' feelings

Wu Pengpeng, He Xiuli

Abstract Management is planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling. Management functions are obviously different from other basic functions, so don't confuse management functions with leadership functions.

 [Insights] Management is not a ability that only the middle and high-level companies need to master. Management is a basic function that leaders and members of a team need to exercise. There are often some voices at work, such as: "I'm just an engineer, I don't need to know management, I just need to work." This is incorrect thinking. Management is something that all people in the project need to participate in, such as making a project plan: how long the task is expected to be completed, and what risks will be encountered. If the project participants don't think about it, the plan given by the team leader is basically not feasible, and the same is true for others. Everyone needs to be responsible for their own tasks and exercise management functions.

Qin Yajun and Chen Yi

Abstract: The action plan points out the results to be achieved, and at the same time gives the action route to be followed, the stages to be crossed and the methods to be used.

[Feeling] Action plans can help us achieve our goals more effectively and improve the quality and efficiency of our work. For the goal, as mentioned in ETP training, it should be ambitious, reliable in evaluation, heartfelt, structural path, and time waits for no one (HEART criterion). Then use the bamboo management tool ORM to analyze the corresponding goals, paths and milestones for the tasks that need to be performed, and set a clear timetable for each stage and step to ensure that the plan is completed on time.

Jiang Jian  Zhang Qi  He Yanchen

Abstract: The definition of power depends on function, and personal prestige comes from wisdom, knowledge, experience, moral value, leadership talent, dedication and so on. As an excellent leader, personal prestige plays an indispensable role in supplementing the prescribed power.

[Sentiment] In the learning process of management, it is necessary to balance the relationship between power and prestige. Although power can provide certain authority and influence for managers, personal prestige is equally important for managers. A manager with high prestige is more likely to gain the support and support of employees, thus promoting the development of the organization more effectively. Managers can improve their knowledge and ability through continuous learning and practice; Establish a good moral image through honest and trustworthy, impartial behavior; Build deep interpersonal relationships by caring for employees and listening to their opinions and suggestions; Demonstrate leadership style through the spirit of taking responsibility and daring to take responsibility. Managers need to pay attention to cultivating and maintaining personal prestige while exercising power. Excessive dependence on power may lead to employees' resistance, while ignoring prestige may affect the authority of leaders. Therefore, managers need to find a balance between power and prestige in order to achieve the best leadership effect.

Wu Pengpeng  Ding Songlin  Sun Wen

Abstract: In every social stratum, the spirit of innovation can stimulate people's enthusiasm for work and enhance their mobility. In addition to the innovative spirit of leaders, the innovative spirit of all employees is also necessary. And can supplement that form when necessary. This is the strength that makes the company strong, especially in difficult times.

[Feeling] The spirit of innovation is an important driving force to promote social progress, enterprise development and personal growth. No matter the government, enterprises or individuals, they need to constantly innovate to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Innovative spirit can stimulate people's enthusiasm for work. When employees are enthusiastic about their work, they will be more devoted to their work, thus improving work efficiency and quality. And the spirit of innovation is one of the key factors to stimulate the enthusiasm of employees. By constantly trying new methods, new technologies and new ideas, employees can find pleasure in their work and thus love their work more. Innovative spirit can enhance people's mobility. In the face of difficulties and challenges, employees with innovative spirit can often face difficulties and bravely try new solutions. This spirit of daring to challenge can not only help enterprises tide over difficulties, but also bring more growth opportunities for employees.

Zhang Dan, Kong Qingling

Abstract: Control plays a role in all aspects, which can control people, things and all kinds of behaviors. From the perspective of management, control is to ensure the formulation, implementation and timely revision of enterprise plans, and so on.

[Feeling] Control is to compare whether each work is in line with the plan, find the shortcomings and mistakes in the work, and better ensure the implementation of the plan. Management is a practice, and we often encounter problems, so we need to think ahead: how to control it.

"What people do is not what you ask, but what you check." During the formation of personnel maturity, there are often executors who are confident that they have understood the complete plan and arrangement, but there are omissions and deviations in the implementation process. Looking back and reviewing, we can often gain a lot through the process of joint review, and then summarize the gains into key points. The design is very effective in the implementation process. Even if there is a plan, design and arrangement, it is necessary to check and repeatedly align the target communication path.

Thirdly, under the established goal, we should coordinate resources through communication, decompose the goal, "whose goal is, whose motivation is", timely align the real-time needs of project leaders, coordinate and assist them to achieve the goal more efficiently.


02 instructor's comments

 The book Industrial Management and General Management is a classic work in the field of management, which is of great significance for understanding and mastering the theory and practice of management. First of all, Fa Yueer regards management as an independent activity and distinguishes it from other functions of an enterprise. This view provides us with a new perspective to look at management and helps us better understand the essence and importance of management. At the same time, Fa Yueer thinks that management is a systematic knowledge system, which can be applied to various organizational forms, which provides us with a comprehensive vision to look at management.


Secondly, the 14 management principles put forward by Fa Yueer are of great significance for guiding the practice of enterprises and the behavior of managers. These principles are designed to achieve the goals of enterprises, such as division of labor, authority and responsibility, discipline, unified command, unified leadership and so on. These principles are the basic principles that must be followed in enterprise management and play an important role in improving the efficiency and benefit of enterprises.


In addition, Fa Yueer's five management elements, namely, planning, organization, command, coordination and control, provide us with a comprehensive framework to understand the process and essence of management. These five elements constitute the basic framework of management, which is of great significance for guiding us to apply management theory in practice. Finally, I really appreciate Fa Yueer's careful and profound combination of many philosophical ways of thinking in his book. This makes this book not only a classic work of management, but also a book full of wisdom and enlightenment. By reading this book, we can deeply understand the concept and importance of management, master the theory and practice of management, and provide guidance and enlightenment for our future work.

Post time: Dec-06-2023