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Leslie Williams BUS 200 010016 Assignment #1 Due April 20, 2008 1. Why is management important to society? Our society could neither exist as we know it today nor improve without a steady stream of managers to guide its organizations. Peter Drucker emphasized this point when he stated that effective management is probably the main resource of developed countries and the most needed resource of developing ones. All societies desperately need good managers. 2. What is the role of the manager? The role of a manager is to guide an organization toward goal accomplishment. All organizations exist for certain purposes or goals, and managers are responsible for combining and using organizational resources to ensure that their organizations achieve their purposes. Management moves an organization toward its purposes or goals by assigning activities that organization members perform. IF the activities are designed effectively, the production of each individual worker will contribute to the attainment of organizational goals. Management strives to encourage individual activity that will lead to reaching organizational goals and to discourage individual activity that will hinder the accomplishment of those goals. 3. How are the four functions of management related? Planning, organizing,
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