Business Studies Part I
Business Studies Part II

Fayol’s Versus Taylor – A Comparison

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Basis of difference

Henri Fayol

F. W. Taylor

1.

Perspective

Top-level of

management

The shop floor level of a factory

2.

Unity of Command

Staunch Proponent

Did not feel that it is important as under functional foremanship a worker received orders from eight specialists.

3.

Applicability

Applicable universally

Applicable to specialized situations

4.

Basis of formation

Personal experience

Observations and experimentation

5.

Focus

Improving overall administration

Increasing Productivity

6.

Personality

Practitioner

Scientist

7.

Expression

General Theory of Administration

Scientific Management