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Public and private sector • Private sector - Managers give a return on the initial investment • Public sector - Managers insure that a high quality service is being provided • Differences exist in the same organization between levels and function • Different approaches to performing the role are possible • Different management techniques such as dictation or making the workers feel as if they are all equal • Management priorities and practices vary across cultures • Culture has an effect on an organization or industry as in different places around the world people are different requirements • Difference occur due to the prevailing organizational culture • Managers operate differently due to different internal and external influences • Managers tend to be secretive and defensive What are Managers Suppose to do? Below is a rational, classical view of management • Forecasting • Planning • Organizing • Coordinating • Communicating • Motivating • Controlling Management Styles Frederick Taylor • Studies workers to see what motivated them • His approached used the principles or scientific management Fordism (Henry Ford) • Used mass production (treating workers as animals) • Made the motor card affordable to the common person Horthorn Experiment • Made people feel as part of the team • Listened to their suggestions which in turn increased productivity Watson Model (Based on Watson, 1994) • Managers rarely conform to the classical interpretation of their role • Organizations needs someone to: • Plan • organize • coordinate and • Control • Managers see their main role as contributing to organizations success • What they do and how they do it is less important • All organizations need some for of management • Managers are intuitive but this is influenced by the broad models and theories Summary • Different industries work management in different ways • In a law firm a manager would spend about 30% of their time actually managing and 70% practicing law • Importance of leadership in the modern organization • Leadership - influences behaviour Definitions • Business - An organized effort to produce good and service in order to meet the needs of society • Rhetoric - Art or the technique of persuasion
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A relatively recent phenomenon as a product of: • Industrialization • Creation of the joint stock company - separation of ownership and control • Increasing the size and complexity of organizations • Growth of bureaucracies and hierarchies • Professionalism and management education • Create of a management class Problems of defining Management • Many definition are prescriptive and idealised • Definitions are challenged by studies of what managers do • The Role differs in different contexts e...
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