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Instant A Final - Micah Vinson MGT 241 The Four Parts of...

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MGT 241 The Four Parts of Management Management is defined as the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise according to Merriam Webster American dictionary. Webster’s second definition also states that management can be defined as a judicious use of means to accomplish an end. The point of manager is basically to make sure that business is running well. A manager also has an authority over him who could be a CEO, district representatives and even CFO’s. Without an experienced and well trained manager you will find your company to be going in the wrong direction. The act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals is the exact point of a manager. The word manager actually derives from the Italian word maneggiare which translating means to handle and more specifically in the case of handling horses. That term maneggiare was first derived from the Latin word manus which is translated to refer to the human hand. There was then the French word mesnagement which helped develop the English meaning of the word management which was officially created sometime between the 17th and 18th centuries. Management tends to deal with organizing and coordinating activities of a venture in agreement with specific rules and to try to accomplish clear previously outlined goals. When it comes to the factor of production management is always seemed to walk along hand in hand with the success, development and advancement of machines, materials, and money. One of the leading management experts Peter Drucker went as far as to define the word management as being the basic a two part formula marketing and innovation. One of the great minds of management Mary Parker Follett thought in a theoretical way and come to the definition that management is "the art of getting things done through people" She also thought of management to be functionally the action of measuring a quantity on a regular basis and of adjusting some initial plan; or as the actions taken to reach one's intended goal. A manager is face with the challenge of innovating and of improving the functioning of organizations so that there company can flourish. Though the term management was not created in the English language until the 18 th century there was a Chinese general by the name of Sun Tzu who was alive before the term was even around. It was in the 6th century BC, when the General Sun Tzu wrote a very famous book by the name of The Art of War. This book still read and published today is a military strategy book that actually has to do with management. For managerial purposes, General Sun Tzu recommend being aware of and acting on strengths and weaknesses of both a manager's organization and foes. Another author by the name of Niccolò Machiavelli wrote the prince where he believed that people were motivated by self-interest. Machiavelli recommended that leaders use fear, but not hatred to maintain control which shows you were management was in the 16 th century. 1 |
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2009 for the course BUIS 1231 taught by Professor Dr.jones during the Spring '07 term at Bowie State.

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Instant A Final - Micah Vinson MGT 241 The Four Parts of...

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