"Managment can be thought of as process, a discipline, a human activity and a career.' do you agree? discuss.
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Yes, I agree. Management is a discipline because there are standards and a body of knowledge that has been developed over time. People who have a career in management also follow their own processes. Successful managers are best at making people feel like they mean something. This is what makes managers human. Thus, management is the process of relating to people. What could be more human than that?
I agree that Managment can be thought of as process, a discipline, a human activity and a career.
One has to look no further than a restaurant or bookstore. It can be a career for most people unless it is with a chain. Then they can look forward to moving up in the company to district level management and multi-store management. It certainly is a discipline as any business school of management will attest to.
It is certainly an activity that requires leadership, communication skills, and organization skills. The managers set policies for employees to follow to run a successful organization.
Management is a human activity that is quite clear. After all, managers are humans and in the course of performing their duties they do engage in so many different activities. But calling management just an activity rather than a collection of activities would create a misleading picture of nature of management work.
Once we agree that management is a set of activities than agreeing that management is a process also becomes easy, because process is, after all a sequence of activities.
Also we have so many people pursuing the career of management. So it is very clear that management is a career.
Management is also a discipline, but to establish this we will need to look more closely at definition of a discipline and the nature of management methods.
A discipline implies a set of well established ways of performing a task or function. Though frequently managers have to rely on their individual judgement and inventiveness rather in carrying out their work, there are also many set patterns of work to guide the managers. The wide range of books available providing guidance on how to manage well, is a proof of existence of well established ways of performing management work, This makes it clear that management is a discipline also.
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