Management is an art of getting things done through others. Do you think this definition is adequate for the present day concept of management?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Indeed, this conception of management is a valid one in my mind.  All forms of management require a commitment to organizational goals, but also necessitate the need to work with others.  The negotiation of both of these realities is of critical importance to the manager.  Failure in one realm could spell disaster in the other.  At some level, the definition encompasses all managers.  There are specific models of management that place primacy on one part over another, but at its core, all management has to understand the realities of interpersonal intelligence and focus on organizational goals and visions.  For example, if a manager believes in the delegation of responsibility, they would be more dependent on the idea of getting things done through others than one who embraces a traditional "top down" approach.  Yet, both have to, at some level, understand the need to get things done through others.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This exact question was asked and answered about a week ago.  Here is a link to it.  Please disregard the first answer in that link which was just somone trying to be funny.  It should have been removed...