Business & Finance
In this Discussion, you will Review review Henri Fayol’s revised management theory (POLC) and apply it to the management where you work.
Read about the POLC model based on Henri Fayol’s theories in the PDF file here and then respond to the following:
Henri Fayol originally pioneered management theory at the turn of the last century. He identified 5
functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Commanding, Coordinating, and Controlling which
Bateman and Snell in their text Management: Leading & Collaborating in the Competitive World,
revised to 4 functions: Planning, Organizing Leading and Controlling (Bates & Snell, 2009).
Fayol was an engineer in France and along with delineating these management functions, he also
developed 14 principles of management. Bisoux (2004) states that Fayol thought these principles
should be applied with flexibility (as cited in Bates & Snell 2009, p.44):
As we will use these functions as originally developed by Fayol and revised by Bates and Snell, we
will look at what we term with the acronym: The POLC Model:
Determine goals: Make sure all stakeholders are considered and make the process dynamicproviding
strategic value considering the external environment
Organizing: This involves coordinating all the resources (Human Resources as well as corporate
structure and chain of command), internal and external, to achieve the organizations’ goals.
Leading: Motivating others on a daily basis to achieve their goals and company goals as well as
motivating them towards strategic vision of the future of the company.
Controlling: This function allows for management of resources and monitoring by means of policies
and procedures as well as quality control, financial management, and audits.
Bateman, T. S. & Snell, S. A. (2009). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world
(8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Irwin.
How does your company apply the 4 functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling)? ( Dental Assistant)
What evidence do you have that they do planning and organizing? What evidence is there that they lead the organization? How do they control behavior and results in the organization?
If you are not currently employed, choose a company for which you would like to work and respond per your Syllabus guidelines.
200 words ApA with references