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  1. Introduction
  2. About the author
  3. Theory of formal organizations
    1. Definition
    2. Types of formal organizations
  4. Theory of authority
    1. Definition
    2. Leader
  5. Leadership
    1. Leader
    2. The concept of leadership
  6. Leadership and personality
  7. Leadership as an instrument for achievement
  8. Conclusion

Chester Irving Barnard is a major author in Management Science. Often unexploited, his theory of organization is an innovative conceptual structure. This theory talks about integrating management functions that assign roles to an officer, primarily related to leadership.
Formal organizations involve maintaining cooperation, which in other words is a genuine willingness of individuals to unite their efforts for the achievement of organizational goals. Barnard weaves constituent elements of the organization, with co-operation as the base.

[...] the communication and not on production. Its inclusion in the manager's responsibilities, the obligation to establish and maintain a moral code in the organization, and resolve disputes arising from the implementation of this code. A few years ago, the International Communication Association identified Chester Barnard as the most important precursor of management communication. II - Concepts 1. Theory of formal organizations Definition C. Barnard defines organizations as an aggregation of interactions. He says that they are system of individual forces and consciously coordinated activities between two or more people." He further says This is a system of cooperative interactions that maintain a unit of time and place, in which the individuals participate as they withdraw the equivalent of what they have invested, from the organization?. [...]


[...] These objectives are different from the personal motives of individuals. These objectives have to be disclosed and the employees of the organization must believe in these objectives. It is also the responsibility of the leaders to instill this belief among the employees. Communication skills draw the structure of the inner workings of the organization and shape its development. Communication, according to Barnard, goes beyond simple verbal or written exchange. It is a true system that establishes the link between staff and management positions. [...]

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