Are Fayol's Principles of Management also applicable to non-profit organizations?

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nashmia khan
Student (MBA), Pakistan

Are Fayol's Principles of Management also applicable to non-profit organizations?

Fayol's principles of management were written having industrial (mining) firms in mind. Obviously these are for profit companies.
Are the 14 principles also applicable to non-profit organizations? Which principles would have to be changed should we want to apply them to not for profit organizations?


John Troughton
Sustainable Business Management, Australia

The Real Principles of Management

Management concepts should be universal as it is primarily system to manage human behaviour. Hence it should apply to all institutions. Once neurophysiology figures out how the brain works, we understand human networks and integrate these with the cyberbrain a new conceptual model will arise. Fayol's principles will still be pretty good.

biresh chaubey
Manager, India

Henry Fayol's Principles are Applicable to Non-profit Organisations Too!

Yes there is no doubt about it. I have been so much attracted by it that I always carry them along with me I have codified them as: "dadu ussr coi pee" this has been codified by taking the first letter of each principle, starting with "division of work" also called specialisation of labour. Its very relevant for even non profit organisations.
The only principle where money is involved is remuneration, which means 'compensation' and nowhere Fayol talked about profit. The 14 principles are the heart and soul for the very existence of every successful organisation, be it profit-making or non-profit-making.

nashmia khan
Student (MBA), Pakistan

Difference is Only the Mission of an Organization

@Biresh Chaubey: I like that code. Have you coined it? And can we say that the only difference betw... Sign up

Muhammad Shafi
Analyst, Pakistan

Henry Fayol's Principles are Applicable to Any Organization

The emphasis is on value and utilization of humans and structure of an organization... Therefore I a... Sign up

Vivek Hattangadi
Management Consultant, India

Fayol's Principles of Management are Applicable for Non-profit organizations

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nashmia khan
Student (MBA), Pakistan

Appliction of Fayol's Principles to Non-profit Organizations

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Justin Mwangi
Partner, Kenya

Fayol's Principles are Universal for any Organizations

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biresh chaubey
Manager, India

DADU USSR COI PEE - Remembering the 14 Principles by Henry Fayol

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Dr Muhammad Nadeem Anwar, Pakistan

Applicability of Fayol Principles at Public Colleges and Schools

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nashmia khan
Student (MBA), Pakistan

How can Division of Work Be Applied to a Non-profit Organization?

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Manager, Zimbabwe

Application of Fayol in Business and Public Administration

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