[Foreign] [Students] CBSE Project: Fayol's Principles of Management

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CBSE has introduced project work in Business Studies from this year
onwards and one of the projects is on Fayol's Principles of Management
. They are attempting an integrative approach towards these
principles. A specific company is chosen, its policies are studied and
an analysis is done to what extent Fayol's principles are part of the
policy. Integrating theory to policy. There after a primary research
in the form of the attached survey is carried out amongst the
prospectives who may join this industy to understand their
expectations. These results are then discussed with the HR head of the
organisation in the form of a scheduled interview. Policy , Industry

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Fayol's Principles of Management

Purpose of the survey: To collect primary data for preparation of
Class XII Business Studies project on application of Fayol’s
Principles of Management. This is a study to establish the
applicability of Fayol’s theory on Company policy. The extent of
integration between Policy and Employee expectations is also studied.
General Instructions: 1. Filling personal details is optional. 2. All
questions of the questionnaire are mandatory. 3. There are no wrong
answers and your utmost honesty and sincerity while answering is
appreciated. 4. Only one alternate answer has to be chosen. 5. Answer
by ticking (√ ) in front of the most appropriate option. 6. There is
no time limit to completing the questionnaire, however we would
appreciate if it is completed and handed over within 30 mins.
Disclaimer : All details provided will be kept confidential and used
for academic purposes only.

1. What do you think will be most instrumental in getting you a job
with a reputed firm? *

a. Personality and communication skills
b. Professional degree
c. General knowledge and ability to adapt
d. Performance during the interview

2. Do you think that irrespective of being part of the same firm there
is always a conflict between some departments? Eg: Marketing and
Finance ; Food and Beverage service and Kitchen ; Front Office and
Housekeeping. *

a. Yes
b. No

3. What kind of dress code do you prefer? *

a. Dress code as per industrial norms.
b. Wear whatever you like and are comfortable in.
c. Dress code maintaining decorum and culture of the firm.
d. Dress code as prescribed by the organization.

4. What according to you is the best way of interdepartmental co-ordination? *

a. Follow paper work route and process.
b. Pick up the phone and speak to you colleagues in other departments.
c. First an informal communication and then the paper work.

5. If your ideas are not heard or accepted by the Management, what
will be your probable action? *

a. Give no ideas in future.
b. Give ideas only when asked formally.
c. Continue working in the same fashion without taking any initiative
and safeguard yourself from disappointment.
d. It does not matter, they will listen next time attitude.

6. Your loyalty to your firm is influenced by: *

a. Frequent promotion.
b. Continuous training and development programs.
c. Travel and monetary benefits.
d. Informal professional relationships with co-workers.

7. What qualities are most important in your immediate supervisor? *

a. Follows contingent style of management. *contingent: as per
prevailing situation
b. Strictly follows rules, regulations and policies.
c. Uses both formal and informal means of management.

8. If a superior gives you a task in which you are not specialized
(don’t have educational qualification) what will you do? *

a. Politely decline because it is not your area of specialization.
b. Agree and take it as an opportunity to learn something new.
c. Absent yourself on the day of assignment after accepting only
because declining was not an option.

9. You are most likely to complete the tasks assigned to you on time when: *

a. Supervised by one superior .
b. Supervised by more than one superior, each specialized in some area
concerned with the assignment .
c. Given free hand to complete the task .

10. What do you think should be the basis for remuneration in a reputed firm ? *

a. On the basis of industry standards.
b. According to the performance of the employee.
c. A payroll that ensures a decent standard of living to the employee.
d. Attractive enough to retain talent irrespective of industry standards.
e. As per seniority and years of work experience.

11. What do you think is important for achieving co-ordination between
men and material resources? *

a. Having a fixed place for everything and everyone.
b. Free movement of people and things without any boundaries.
c. Movement of people and things only when required

12. Irrespective of social awareness and firm’s social responsibility
do you think most reputed firms are fair in their dealings with
employees, customers, investors etc? *

a. yes
b. no

13. What do you think should be the basis for distribution of power
between superior and subordinates? *

a. Power should be given to subordinates temporarily only when
required to perform huge range of activities.
b. Power should be given to deserving subordinates frequently for
their development
c. Some powers should be given to the subordinates to reduce burden on

14. What do you think is the best way to promote team spirit and
harmony among the employees? *

a. Managers should replace ‘I’ with ‘we’ in his conversations with employees.
b. Putting up a wall of fame showing achievement of teams.
c. Organizing group activities such as watching a movie together.
d. Organizing sports events like cricket tournaments.
e. Promoting healthy competition within the organization.

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