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Management_Fundamentals__Class_4_ - Where do Managers come...

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Unformatted text preview: Where do Managers come from? Good Managers are Made, not Born: Promoting employees from within Hiring managers from other organizations Hiring managers graduating from colleges and universities Management New Environment Higher Educated Workers Increasing workplace diversity Managers are no longer Bosses Management Getting things done thru Organizational Resources Must guide, train, support, motivate & coach employees. Emphasis on teamwork Must be a skilled communicator. The Reality of Management There are Only Two Basic Activities of Management: 1. Figuring out what to do despite uncertainty, great diversity, and an enormous amount of potentially relevant information, and, 2. Getting things done through a large and diverse set of people despite having little direct control over most of them. Management Process Controlling Controlling : Monitoring performance to Monitoring performance to ensure goals are met ensure goals are met Organizing Organizing : Determining how best to Determining how best to arrange resources and arrange resources and activities activities Leading Leading : Guiding and motivating Guiding and motivating employees to achieve employees to achieve goals goals Planning Planning : Determining what an organization Determining what an organization needs to do and how to get it done needs to do and how to get it done Management Functions Management Functions Vision Statement What is it? Picture of the ideal future Describes direction Provides view thats meaningful on a personal level Why is it important? Keeps employees focused on future Provides a sense of purpose Encourages development & growth Questions to Help Shape the Vision What business are we in now? What business do we want to be in? What will our customers want in the future? Who will be our future competitors, suppliers, partners? How will technology impact our future? Sample Vision Statements Eastman Kodak To be the worlds best in Chemicals & Electronic imaging Microsoft To empower people thru great software anytime, anyplace and on any device. Microsoft strives to produce innovative products & services that meet our customers evolving needs Mission Statements What is it? More reality based than Vision Statement Organizations reason for existence, its purpose for being. Defines scope of operations as well as philosophy Why is it important Foundation for future plans & goals Serves as a basis for decision making Questions to Shape the Mission Why do we exist? Whom do we serve? What do we produce? How do we Operate?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course BUSN 70 taught by Professor Williams,richard during the Spring '08 term at Santa Clara.

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