Term: Feedforward Definition: Feedforward controls are preliminary controls that aim to prevent problems with below-standard performance before they happen. Term: Staffing Definition: Staffing involves the recruiting, selection, training, appraising, development and compensation of employees. Term: Company policy Definition: Company policy is the set of rules and regulations to which employees must adhere when making decisions and performing other job-related activities Term: Creativity (as a phase of organizational growth according to Larry Greiner) Definition: The creativity phase is dominated by an organization's founders and their focus on creating a product and a market for that product. As the organization grows, the founders start to get overburdened with management responsibilities and begin to have leadership conflicts with employees.
Term: Frederick Herzberg Definition: contributed to human relations and motivation two theories of motivation as follows: Hygiene Theory Motivation Term: Authoritarian Leadership (from the Blake-Mouton managerial grid model) Definition: The authoritarian leadership style is known for low-level concern with people and high-level concern with production Term: A company's "Balance Sheet" Definition: A quantitative summary of a company's financial condition at a specific point in time, including assets, liabilities and net worth. Term: Unity of command Definition: The unity of command principle states that each employee must be accountable to one and only one supervisor
Term: Frederick Taylor Definition: Frederick Taylor (1856-1915) Published "Principles of Scientific Management" which became "Taylorism" Develop a "science" for every job, including rules motion, standardized work implements, and proper working conditions. Carefully select workers with the right abilities for the job Carefully train these workers to do the job, and give them proper incentives to cooperate with the job science Support these workers by planning their work and by smoothing the way as they go about their jobs. Link Term: Coercive Power Definition: Need definition... send to [email protected] Term: MIS Definition: Management Information SystemsManagement information systems (MIS) collect, organize and distribute data in a way that the information produced is useful and relevant to a manager.
Term: A Functional Team Definition: A functional team is composed of employees from a number of hierarchical levels. Functional teams also are more productive because they don't overlap areas of responsibility.
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