As a Naval Officer I had the opportunity to experience both leadership and management. Today's Navy operates with fewer people and resources than before. Therefore, leadership and management are more important than ever. Very early in my career I was taught leadership and as I advanced through the ranks I experienced management.
We live and work in a condition with challenging opportunities and dramatic uncertain economic environment, especially for managers, must have enough skills and knowledge to manage the changeable business environment. This essay will discuss whether the managers nowadays have the tendency to focus on economic results at the expense of more important things or not, and yes, the managers have the tendency to focus on the expense of more important things, the discussion will be demonstrated from the following concepts: contemporary management challenges—downsizing, workplace diversity, restructuring, globalisation and quality; organisational culture in Australia, managers’ role in managing organisational culture. Managers today must be able
The MBA program at NMIMS will equip me with basic courses of Micro economics and statistics, group and organization dynamics along with electives such Business process management, e business and Information Security. This will open new horizons and add scope to my current profile. I could then be able to handle diverse job responsibilities. India shows an increasing penetration in European markets, so I plan to undertake French Language courses which will help in abridging communication gaps and empower me to explore untapped markets. In the long term, I see myself at a higher management position with capability of assuming higher corporate responsibilities. I see myself working with a broad strategic vision, making critical decisions while being socially sensitivity.
Within this assignment I will describe my understanding of the links between management and leadership, the skills and styles of management and leadership, the application of management and leadership theories in an organisational context and planning for the development of management and leadership skills.
According to Henri Fayol, managers perform five basic functions; planning, organizing, leading, commanding, and controlling. Managers also adapt to assuming multiple roles, enabling them to comfortably transition between being a Monitor, a liaison, a disseminator, a resource allocator, and more. Successful managers do not simply dictate orders, they apply multiple disciplines, embrace the organization as a living breathing entity which has differing moods, requirements and needs, and they understand strive to create a challenging and satisfying work environment, one which promotes innovation, employee dedication and high productivity. To create this type of environment, managers need to understanding their greatest asset are the people whom they manage. A successful manager fosters trust with their subordinates, empowers them to grow and learn, and becomes a dependable resource the employees can count on no matter what struggle may stand before them.
1. Using the competing values framework as a point of reference, how would you describe Verizon’s current organizational Culture? Provide examples to support your conclusions.
As I continue to work in an organization, I am very observant of the characteristics and actions of management. I watch management to see how they tick. I am curious to how management functions, what roles they play, and what skills they possess. In my last job, I witnessed a manager that struggled to do the basic management functions, no designated managerial role, and ineffective managerial skills. Basically, I learned that my previous manager how not to operate in management.
Management is a “process, comprised of social and technical functions and activities, occurring within organizations for the purpose of accomplishing predetermined objectives through human and other resources.” In order to achieve the desired objectives of the organization, managers carry out technical and interpersonal activities and work through and with other people. PPG 4. This paper will summarize my interview with such manager, along with the description of the purpose of interview, brief introduction of the interviewee and his organization. The paper will also relate ideas and topics covered in the interview with the management principles in healthcare and finally explain what was learnt in this process.
Management and leadership are two words that are considered synonymous but describe two different concepts. According to the dictionary, management is the act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control; leadership is the capacity or ability to lead. In many organizations, management is a job description; leadership is a positive trait. The purpose of this paper is to distinguish between the two, to look at the responsibilities that come with leadership, and make suggestions about creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.
Every manager must have a set of principles, values, and core beliefs that he must follow. These principles, values, and beliefs make up his philosophy of management. Webster defines philosophy as “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group.” (Webster) I will be discussing the principles, values, and beliefs I as a manager will have to do my job efficiently. I will also discuss the different biblical beliefs that support my management style.
Hogan, M. (2014, June 16). 6 qualities of bad managers that send employees running. Retrieved from http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/6_qualities_of_bad_managers_that_send_employees_ru_48433.aspx
As a result, I had developed a strong desire to research in depth about this vast topic. After an intense discussion with my dissertation supervisor, I decided to write MBA dissertation on the topic – ‘Impact of Cross-Cultural Acquisition on Organisation’s performance and strategies’ (find attached copy). Also, I have a done a deep investigation by interviewing several employees of both cultures including managers. Consequently, I finished my research with enormous amount of knowledge, in depth understanding of the topic and an urge for future research. Also, my dissertation got selected in top few dissertations of the
Lectures and recommended readings expose students to current advanced research on organizational and management thought and their applications to management processes in complex operating environments. Knowledge and understanding of these areas is deepened with small group discussion, case analysis, group work and independent information gathering.
For decade’s individuals, companies, and organizations have spent an unprecedented amount of money on researching, molding, modeling and working to define what a leader is and what characteristics make successful leaders. Despite all the research, there is not a quick answer or even full agreement as to what makes an individual an effective leader. The definition of a leader is “someone who can influence others and who has managerial authority.” (Robbins, Decenzo, Coulter, 2015. P.370)
I work for Dell computer company and planning is extremely important. Since computer industry is changing so much and we are a global company it is very important to do the research and have a plan set in place to insure the profitability ad demand for our products. We do have many partnerships with other companies so it is imperative that have contracts in place in order to deliver best and newest technology as it is approved by FCC and released to the market.