Management Principles and Application Bse Assignment 1 Essay

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND COMPUTER STUDIES
BTEC HND IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
(BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING)
2012

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION
LECTURER: MR JASON BAKSH
ASSIGNMENT ONE

UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT SECTOR
UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT SECTOR IN TERMS OF STRUCTURES AND ACTIVITIES

STUDENT – PHILBERT WILLIAMS
STUDENT ID - 184764

TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF FIGURES - PAGE 3

1) SUMMARY - PAGE 4

2) INTRODUCTION - PAGE 4

3) THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO’S ECONOMY - PAGE 5

4) MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND - PAGE 5
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These principles and theories have been developed by early pioneers in the managerial sector. One pioneer, Henri Fayol (1841-1925), has defined management using five elements: 1) Prevoyance (Forecast and Plan) – Examining the future and drawing up a plan of action. 2) To Organize - Build up the structure, both material and human, of the undertaking. 3) To Command – Maintaining the activity among the personnel. 4) To Coordinate – Binding together, unifying and harmonizing all activity and effort. 5) To Control – To see that everything occurs in conformity with established rule and expressed command.
The application of these five elements can both be related to regular management practices and also that of the supervising engineer. Element one, Prevoyance, which deals with planning and forecasting, are techniques that engineers are already equipped to handle. The true employment of this element will come in dealing with and handling the available resources and their integration within the forecast and plan of the entire project, whether it is related to the delegation of tasks, the number of workers required at specific points during the project or the requirement of materials for specific needs at noted times during the project.
The second element, To Organize, deals with the creation of an organizational structure which will manage both the available human resource and required materials for the

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