Management Is A Wide Field

2214 Words Jan 21st, 2015 9 Pages
Management is a wide field, which contains different factors from various disciplines. The questions like what is the nature of managerial work and what does it mean to be great leader have been discussed for the past four or five decades. There is no one proper definition what exactly management is, but some interpretations have occurred. To answer the question, the main focus of analysis should “start by investigating what those deemed managers do rather than to debate a priori who managers ‘really are’ (Hales, 1986). One of the basic rule is that management is the work concerned with improving the effectiveness of work or operations. Many people have carried out their own research to find out about principles of managerial work and try to define what managers actually do. This essay will contain various reviews about these researches (like Mintzberg, Sims, Walter) and will indicate their strengths and weaknesses with congruous examples. Moreover, the second part of this essay will also include an explanation about increasing force of teamwork and how it can change future researches of managerial work.
One of the first people to conceptualise management was Henry Fayol, the author of General and Industrial Management (1949). He was also the first one who noted the need for management education. He came up with idea of fourteen principles of Management, which includes division of work, unity of command, discipline, equity and so on. Fayol (.) claims that the principles…
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