Workplace Totalitarianism and People’s Autonomy


  • Arsalan Ahmed


Subtle Method of Workplace, Workplace morality, totalitarian Approach, Fayol Management


Henry Fayol proposed the structured principles of management, which define the traditional methods of authoritative management. Fayol believes in the unity of command where the manager has the right to order the employees and no employee empowerment is involved. Henry Fayol’s methods of the workplace such as penalties of employees, strict environment, and centralised approach discourage the employee’s autonomy in the workplace. The subtle methods of the workplace destroy the freedom of employees and discourage the collaborative work environment. The freedom of employees is vital to managing the stakeholders. Moreover, employees’ freedom brings innovation to the company’s authoritative culture and creates an adverse impact on the productivity of employees. The subtle methods of the workplace abolish employee freedom and autonomy, which ultimately create an adverse impact on employees’ morality. Moral values comprise the rules and regulations of the organisation. Morality refers to the behaviour of employees in an organisation as well, which includes excellent communication participative and neutral approaches.  It normally comprises of innovative culture, the autonomy of decision, positive working environment, and employment of employees. Fayol believes that organisational objective is the top priority rather than the personal objective of the employee



How to Cite

Ahmed, A. (2022). Workplace Totalitarianism and People’s Autonomy. Informative Journal of Management Sciences (IJMS), 1(1), 8–15. Retrieved from