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Introduction to Management
Transcript of Introduction to Management
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Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.
Henri Fayol (1841–1925) considers management to consist of four functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
He was one of the most influential contributors to modern concepts of management.
What it takes to
become a manager
There are three skill sets that managers need to perform effectively
Create a group of 4-5 to discuss each member's experience being
in an organization. This could be
organization at school, sports organization or perhaps in your
neighborhood. Find any specific
experience that you consider worth
In for-profit work, the primary function of management is the satisfaction of a range of stakeholders.
In the public sector of countries constituted as representative democracies, voters elect politicians to public office, who then hire managers and administrators.
Since organizations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system.
Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively.
People working together and coordinating their actions to achieve specific goals.
A desired future condition that the organization seeks to achieve.
Management: The process of using organizational resources to achieve the organization’s goals by...
Four Functions of Management
Pick Your Goals
The target of the leading function is a high level of motivation and commitment from employees to the organization
Managers will monitor individuals, departments, and the organization to determine if desired performance has been reached
Planning is the process used by managers to identify and select appropriate goals and courses of action for an organization.
Managers will group people into departments according to the tasks performed
Monitor & Measure
Roles managers assume to coordinate and interact with employees and provide direction to the organization
Associated with the tasks needed to obtain and transmit information for management of the organization
The methods managers use to plan strategy and utilize resources to achieve goals
You need to have...
The ability to analyze and diagnose a situation and find the cause and effect
The ability to understand, alter, lead, and control people’s behavior
The job-specific knowledge required to perform a task. Common examples include marketing, accounting, and manufacturing
Top-level managers consists of board of directors, presidents, vice-presidents, CEOs, general managers and senior managers, etc.
Top managers need to have more conceptual skills than technical skill. They understand how competition, world economies, politics, and social trends affect organizational effectiveness.
Middle management is the intermediate management of a hierarchical organization, being subordinate to the senior management but above the lowest levels of operational staff.
Frontline managers have the responsibility of assigning employees tasks, guiding and supervising employees, ensuring quality and quantity production, making recommendations, upchanneling employee problems, providing technical expertise, checking quality, and dealing with customers and clients.
Frontline managers who are responsible for dealing directly with the operating personnel need very high interpersonal and technical skills.
Mary Parker Follett
Mary Parker Follett defined management as "the art of getting things done through people."