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Add #15 Principle: Conformity to the Basic Origin
Konopatov S.N., Professor, Russian Federation, Member

Aristotle noticed that well-being everywhere depends on two things: a choice of the correct goal, and a choice of a correct way of its achievement. In other words, to do the right things in the right way. The 14 principles of Fayol define how to reach the goal (define the right way), but don't define, how correctly choose the goal (don't define the right things), what goal is correct. As Peter Drucker has noticed, there is nothing more useless than to perform work effectively, that is not necessary to do at all. So: what is necessary to do? The answer has been given by N. Machiavelli with the concept of the "Basic Origin". Any organization which has deviated from the «basic origin», loses success & stability. What is the «basic origin» of any system? It is the function, that is necessary to the suprasystem for which' execution the system was created, and which it should execute. In my opinion (hypothesis), it is necessary to add to the 14 principles of Fayol the 15th principle: (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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