Archive | December 14, 2014

[Part 3] Henry Fayol: Gangplank and Criticism


The Gangplank refers to the need for ‘level jumping’ in a hierarchical organisation. Although Fayol places emphasis on formal organisation, he is alive to the dangers of conformity to hierarchy and formalism. ‘It is an error to depart needlessly from the line of authority, but it is even greater one to keep it when detrimental to the business’, asserts Fayol.

He illustrates the problem with reference to the figure given below. Read More…



Child welfare programmes

   Several Ministries and Departments of the government of India are implementing various schemes and programmes for the benefit of children.  Some of the Schemes and programmes are as under:

      “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) being implemented by Ministry of Women and Child Development is the world’s largest programme aimed at enhancing the health, nutrition and learning opportunities of infants, young children (O-6 years) and their mothers.  It is the foremost symbol of India’s commitment to its children – India’s response to the challenge of providing pre school education on one hand and breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition, mortality and morbidity o the other.” Read More…

News for December 14, 2014

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