Discuss why management is an art and a science. no

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The previous post raised some very strong points.  On one level, management can  be considered a science because there are specific operational definitions associated with it.  Practices, principles, and basic paradigms are posted in specific situations, with results being hypothesized as to their effectiveness.  Management is a science because the...

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The previous post raised some very strong points.  On one level, management can  be considered a science because there are specific operational definitions associated with it.  Practices, principles, and basic paradigms are posted in specific situations, with results being hypothesized as to their effectiveness.  Management is a science because the experimentation with specific styles of management leads to definite results and certain conditions impact its development.  At the same time, there is an artistic aspect to management because it involves a spirit of uniqueness and individuality in order to make it work.  The external results and studies of management can be implemented in specific situations, but the defining element to all management is the unique spirt of the individual who is able to balance all the demands of management, from administrative responsibilities, to fiscal responsibility, to personality navigation, as well as other elements.  Management can be seen as an art here because it's the specific individual's subjective sensibility that allows these elements to happen.

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