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as; time, material, manpower and work schedule are harnessed towards the actualization of organizational objectives. Without the manager available resources cannot be organized towards meeting organizational goals. Resources left to itself cannot produce result. Controlling: The manager performs activities which would ensure that the outcome aligns with previously set objectives or goals. 169 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Interesting Managerial Functions by Ene Ekpo - Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 8:53 AM Management is having foresight of present and impending challenges of an organization, generating ideas to proffering solutions to these challenges and having oversight of the line of action necessary for the achievement of planned objectives. Some of the characteristics of a manager that makes the job interesting include the following: Planning: Planning is all about ideas. Change in demands, behavioural patterns of clients, change in environmental conditions, as well as in technological innovations pose constant challenges to the manager. It joggles his mind for creativity in ideas, putting him in position to generate valuable ideas for overall organizational success. Organization: This is a major work of the manager. The manager uses tools to ensure that resources such as; time, material, manpower and work schedule are harnessed towards the actualization of organizational objectives. Without the manager available resources cannot be organized towards meeting organizational goals. Resources left to itself cannot produce result. Controlling: The manager performs activities which would ensure that the outcome aligns with previously set objectives or goals. 169 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Interesting Managerial Functions
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by Joel Jacobs - Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:00 AM Dear Ene, It is interesting reading your definition of management. I do agree with much of this but I would also add something about the process or people that are being managed, which may be lacking. You mention that "planning is all about ideas". Although this is an interesting take on planning, I have always felt that planning is about the organization of ideas rather that the innovation of these. The two processes go hand-in-hand and must work closely together, but I see a difference between them and can see how someone may be great at planning but may lack the creativity to produce ideas. I would be interested to hear why you feel ideas is central to planning. Joel 120 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Learning Guide Unit 1 by Joel Jacobs - Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 3:39 PM In my opinion, the success of any manager will rely heavily on his/her ability to motivate his/her subordinates to achieve certain results. In many situations, a group of people, if working together towards a desired outcome, will likely be more effective than a single individual as they have a greater pool of shared resources. Therefore, the definition of management as “the art of getting things done through the efforts of other people”, (Graham, 1995), is both fair and reflective.
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