Dynamic Administration: The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Dynamic Administration

The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett, 1st Edition

By Henry C. Metcalf, L. Urwick


322 pages

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Mary Parker Follett was a prominent business philosopher of the period, who agreed with Sheldon about the need to emphasize human factors in management, but placing greater stress on the need to develop a science of cooperation. According to Follett, what she called her 'Law of the Situation' could be a means for bridging the gap between an ideal of scientific management and the unilateral position that it seemed to involve in practice. In effect she was proposing the same collaboration between leaders and subordinates that was usually to be found between leaders of the same rank.

Table of Contents

I. Constructive Conflict

II. The Giving of Orders

III. Business as an Integrative Unity

IV. Power

V. How must Business Management develop in order to possess the essentials of a Profession

VI. How must Business Management develop in order to become a Profession

VII. The Meaning of Responsibility in Business Management

VIII. The Influence of Employee Representation in a Remolding of the Accepted Type of Business Manager

IX. The Psychology of Control

X. The Psychology of Consent and Participation

XI. The Psychology of Conciliation and Arbitration

XII. Leader and Expert

XIII. Some Discrepancies in Leadership Theory and Practice

XIV. Individualism in a Planned Society

Appendix I: Bibliography

Appendix II: Notes on the English Papers

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General