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Unformatted text preview: BAD 302 STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM #1 Chapter 1: Intro to Management & Organization What is an organization?- A consciously coordinated social unit, composed of two or more people, that functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals. (doesn’t have to be permanent)- A deliberate arrangement of people to accomplish some specific purpose- Refers to an entity that has a distinct purpose, includes people or members, and has some type of deliberate structure- Today organizations are becoming more open, flexible, and responsive to changes 3 Common Characteristics of Organizations 1) Has a distinct purpose : this purpose is typically expressed in terms of a goal or a set of goals that the organization hopes to accomplish 2) Composed of people : one person working alone is not an organization, and it takes people to perform the work that’s necessary for the organization to achieve its goals 3) Develop some deliberate structure so that their members can do their work : it may be a simple network of loose relationships, or be more traditional with clearly defined rules, regulations, and job descriptions What is a manager?- An organizational member who integrates and coordinates the work of others (gets some part of their job done through others- Is someone who works with and through other people by coordinating their work activities in order to accomplish organizational goals Define and Order the 3 Management Classifications First-line managers: are the lowest level of management and manage the work of non-managerial individuals who are involved with the production or creation of the organization’s products- They are often called supervisors but may also be called line managers, office managers, or foreman Middle managers: are between the first-line managers and the top level of the organization who manage the work of first-line managers- they manage the work of the first-line managers and have titles such as departmental head, project leader, plant manager, or division manager Top managers: are at or near the top level of the organization who are responsible for making organization- wide decisions and establishing the goals and plans that affect the entire organization- have titles like executive vice president, president, managing director, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, or chairman of the board What is management?- The process of coordinating and integrating work activities so that they’re completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people o The process- is the ongoing functions or primary activities engaged in by managers These function are typically labeled planning, organizing, leading, and controlling What is the difference between Efficiency and Effectiveness?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2008 for the course BAD 302 taught by Professor Sugi during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.
- Spring '08
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