The Historical Development Of The Field Of Management

1458 Words Jan 24th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction to the topic This week’s reading provided an introduction and the historical development of the field of management. There are countless books, journals, and other print material around the art and science of management and leadership. An organization needs both management and leadership (Satterlee, 2009). While both disciplines are at times interrelated, there are distinct characteristics that differentiate a manager from a leader. According to Marker (2010), both experience and literature establish major differences between leadership and management and understanding those differences are important for organizational success. There is not a clear defined way on what makes a good or bad leader; however, there is ample literature on styles of leadership that tend to be more effective depending on the situation or task at hand.
Group Consensus: Three Concepts Group 4 agreed that the study of leadership and management is expansive. Organizations need to consider the types of leaders and managers that they have and that they recruit to join their respective organization. The success of any organization relies heavily on management style, followership, and trust. Group 4 considers management style, followership, and trust to be important as organizations are in a constant state of change. Technological advances, global competition, and consumer demands require organizations to maintain robust strategies and tactics to maintain viability in the…
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