Difference Between Management And Administration
What is the difference between management and administration?
There are differences between management and administration, but sometimes we refer to "manager" and "administrators" interchangeably. Strictly speaking, management involves the making of decisions to promote the goals of an entity, while administration involves seeing to it that the management decisions are carried out. Here...
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Management is the process of working with and through others to effectively achieve the goals of the organization, by efficiently using limited resources in the changing worlds. According to F.W. Taylor, “Management is an art of knowing what to do, when to do and see that it is done in the best and cheapest way”. Most widely accepted functions of Management given by Koontz and O’ Donnel are Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.
- create the organization’s goals, establishing plans, taking wide decisions like acquiring other companies, investing in research and development, entering or abandoning various markets and building new plants and office facilities, creating overall strategy and operating policies
- monitor middle managers
- officially represent the organization to external environment by meeting government officials, executives of other organizations and so forth
- primarily responsible for implementing the policies and plans developed by top managers and for supervising and coordinating the activities of lower level managers
- manage and supervise the work of first-line managers
- deal between first line and top line managers
- responsible to find the best way to use departmental resources to achieve goals
are at the lowest level of management and manage the work of non-managerial employee
supervise and coordinate the day-to-day activities of operating employees