What is management?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Management is generally defined as the process of allowing a firm to reach its goals and to do so in a way that is as effificient as possible.  To do this, managers must coordinate the use of all of the resources that a firm has.

Scholars have identified a number of functions that fall under the category of management.  These functions include:

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Staffing
  • Leading
  • Controlling

These functions require a good manager to have both technical knowledge and people skills.  A good manager must have the technical skills needed to plan how goods and services will be produced.  He or she must also have good people skills to be able to lead and motivate employees.

Management, then, involves doing a wide variety of things that are needed to allow a firm to succeed.

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Management is the act of getting people together to achieve desired goals and objectives using available resources professionally and effectively.

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shwetasomani | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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Managing is an inevitable process in the organization where certain activities are to be performed to achievw some common objectives.

Theo haimann , in his book Professional Management-Theory and Practice,' has used the term  'management' in three different senses:

  1.  
    1. as a noun
    2. as a process,and
    3. as a discipline

As a noun , the term management refers to the group or body of personnel having supervisory and policy making responsibilities and having commanding and controlling powers .such as boards of directors ,committee of managements ect

As a process, the term management refers to the process or functions of management . Management is what management does. The managerial functions generally include planning ,organising,directing controlling and coordinating

As a discipline , the term management refers to a discipline , a subject , a body of knowledge and practice.

the work will not be done unless "people" want to do this work and if the work is not done , then there will be no organization.

hence

MANAGEMENT means "GETTING WORK DONE THROUGH OTHER      PEOPLE"

 

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