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How to Remember the 14 Principles by Fayol?
How to remember the 14 principles of management, if we find them difficult to remember?

Memorizing the 14 Principles by Fayol
The real question is, do you really need to memorize them? My answer - and advice - is that memorizing them wouldn't add a value to you as a manager.
Understanding the principals & how they are - or should be - implemented is an assurance that you know them without really needing to memorize them.

How to Remember Fayol's 14 Principles
Can any one tell in a simple way to me how to remember them?

Remembering 14 Principles
P Kamesh
Take the first letter of each of the principle and create an acronym which should be sounding funny.

Easiest Way to Remember the 14 Principles
M. Ali Mateen
Here is the simpliest formula to keep the beginning letters in mind for years:
1_2_3_13 6_10 4 6_11_14 8_5_7_9

Trick to Remember Fayol's 14 Principles
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Wow Ali, I'm impressed!

14 Principles of Henri Fayol Memory Aid
Vipin Verma
13 1_11_8_10_3_14 4_6_9_7 5_12_2

Remembering Fayol's 14 Principles
Bindu dogra, Student (MBA), India, Member
Good job Vipin --- for providing: 'I decode USSR USA".

Remembering the 14 Principles of Fayol
HarshaVardhan Guntupalli, Student (MBA), India, Member
1_2_3, 4_7 5_6 8_10 13_9 12_11_14.

14 Principles of Management
liza cristobal, Professor, Philippines, Member
@Said: _ I agree with Said, you don't have to memorize it because these are all theories what is important is to put this into practice as in apply it correctly maybe we can do it better far more better than Mr. Fayol's views on this.

Mnemonic for Fayol's 14 Principles
Matthew Masiyazi, Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
Scalar chain - Esprit de corps - Remuneration - Initiative - Order - Unity of command - Stability of tenure
Divsion of work - Unity of direction - Discipline
Centralisation - Authority - Subordination of individuals - Equity
Editor: Note that a DUD is an ammunition round or explosive that fails to fire or detonate, respectively, on time or on command. By extension, "dud" has become a slang word for anything that does not work or is defective.

Principals in Sequence
Monish Verma
Just the first characters of the 14 principles of management by Fayol in the order he wrote them.
You might want to create a rhyme out of it.

Remembering the 14 Principles of Fayol
Salim Bellemcherrah, HR Consultant, Algeria, Member
Have you seen ever any lawyer memorizing in his mind all law's articles? But when he needs any one of them he can go straightforward to find it easily, and that is what should be able to do, which means that you should read a lot and for long time to cover all the subjects that you might need one day.

No Need for Rote Learning Any Management Models, but...
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Salim Bellemcherrah: Haha, that's right and we from 12manage advise to all managers and management professionals in the world: there's no need for memorizing all management approaches by heart; you can always look them up quickly at :-).

But seriously, even if we offer so many ways to look up what you need, ranging from categorizing the approaches in 12 management disciplines to a management dictionary to a full text search and so forth, you will still need to have some understanding of the situation and the issues at hand and the need to actually start looking for something specifically.
And that is where a higher business education still remains important.

Shortcut to Remember Fayol's 14 Principles
SATEESHA SINDHE, Lecturer, India, Member
Division of work - Authority and responsibility - Discipline - Unity of command - Centralization - Unity of direction - Subordination of individual interest to common interest - Scalar chain - Remuneration - Order - Initiative - Stability of Tenure of Personnel - Equity - Esprit de corps.

Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Acronym: Reality versus Theory
Johari Jemain, Management Consultant, Malaysia, Member
As one who is involved in peojects from 5 process groups as discussed in PMBOK and teaching Program/Project Management, ACRONYMS are important because you may need to be able to voice it out there and then without having 'resources' at hand.

Remembering the 14 Principles by Henry Fayol
Millicent okwach, Student (University), Kenya, Member
@Said: Hooh! I have chosen to use DAD U C USSR? O I SEE because it's easily remembered.

Best Trick to Remember the 14 Principles by Fayol
Pradeep, Manager, India, Member
@Matthew Masiyazi: Good One dear...Mathew
Serious dud case...

Generic Strategies for Remembering Something
Gandhi Heryanto, Management Consultant, Indonesia, Premium Member
There are many ways to remember certain things, based on how our brain's memory works. The link below is a research-based collection of eight strategies to boost our memory and keep it strong. Your question how to remember the 14 Principles of Fayol might be answered by the third strategy mentioned in the article:
CREATE A MENTAL MEMORY TREE. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in someway, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.
Source: Psychology Today.

Remembering Fayol's Principles is Needed Less
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
Fayol 14 principles were developed to suit to the conditions in the time of the industrial revolution. At the time, the objective was to improve on the productivity.
Now that business is in the era of knowledge and experience economy, I think we may need to revisit the managerial principles to suit to the current context and living conditions. The objective is now the generation of new knowledge and improvement of the quality of experience levels.
For example, the advent of the Iot, semantic web enables us to provide the suitable knowledge and wisdom available to the context we are in. As a result, the emphasis on remembering things is reduced and more emphasis should be given to improving the quality of experience levels.

לא צריך לזכור צריך לדעת ולהבין
MEIR PELEG, CEO, Israel, Member
There's no need to memorize or remember the 14 principles by heart, you only need to know where to find them and understand their meaning.
One who does not understand their meaning will be unable to explain any digits or letters.

Memorising & Applying Fayol's Principles
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
Is it possible to put these principles into action if you do not know i.e. cannot remember them?
There are a number of memory techniques that could be used, check any memory techniques book.
However, the simplest approach (and the one with the largest impact in the organisation) will be to have them printed (at least A3 size) and posted around the offices/works walls. Here they can not only be seen by yourself and others but your actioning of them will also be seen and memorised by others. As 'wallpaper' they might become ignored or they might, through osmosis, be incorporated into the "this is how we do things around here" paradigm or work ethos.

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