Role and Importance of Management

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL STUDIES

FACULTY OF EXTERNAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES

MASTERS IN PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

COURSE CODE: LDP 601

COURSE TITLE: FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

LECTURER: DR. HARRIET J. KIDOMBO

NAME: WAMBUGU SAMUEL MWANGI

REG. NUMBER: L50/68096/2011

DATE OF SUBMISSION: 18TH FEBRUARY, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………….3

Managerial Roles …………………………………………………………………………….4

Importance of Management to an Organization …………………………………………..…7

Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………8

REFERENCES ………………………………………………………………………………9

ROLES AND IMPORTANCE OF MANAGEMENT AS A RESOURCE TO AN
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The number of management can range from one person in a small organization to hundreds or thousands of managers in multinational companies. No organization whether developed or developing, small or large, can neither exist as we know it nor improve without a steady management structure.

An organization can generally be defined as any social group which distributes tasks for a collective goal. However for an organization to be able to achieve the set goals through proper management, it requires competent managers who know both their roles and the important function that management play towards achieving the set goals. A manager is a person responsible for the work performance of group members. There are 3 levels of management as highlighted below and these levels vary according the responsibilities of the employees:

• Top-Level Management: It is the highest level and all employees aspire to reach this level. It comprised of few people mostly executives who give the organization its general direction towards achieving its goals. They are responsible for making critical decisions since they possess a lot of experience.

• Middle-level management: this stage comprises of managers who are neither executives nor first-level supervisors, but who serve as a link between the two groups. They conduct most of coordination