Principle of Preventive Control System


The basic philosophy of preventive control system is that best way to correct deviations is not to let these take place at all.

The basic tool of preventive control system is to develop better managers; who will look at managing and managerial problems from a wider and intelligent perspective; so that undesirable deviations caused by poor management are eliminated. Highly qualified managers will make fewer mistakes; thus reducing (but certainly not eliminating) the need for direct controls.

The principle of preventive control, thus, is that the higher the quality and caliber of managers; the lesser will be the need for direct controls.

Point of Comment

Under preventive control system, the responsibility for negative deviations can be fixed, by applying fundamentals of management i.e. whether managers act in accordance with established principles, in carrying out their functions.