Principles Of Management Case Study

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The Essay will introduce the reader to the importance of studying the topic Principles of Management (PoM) and outline it’s relative importance for both Employees and Manager’s in Organisations. Stewart describes management, as the process of achieving objectives or tasks through the use of people and resources, and a manager is therefore someone who achieves the above ((Stewart, 1967) cited in (Boddy, 2014)). The essay will be divided into a number of separate headings. Firstly the role of Management as a distinct human activity will be examined. Secondly the author will discuss the role of Management in a work context and the benefits that knowledge of the principles of management will have for both employees and managers alike.
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It helps them to improve their efficiency and make them more productive. A good knowledge of the principles will be able to serve as guidelines for a manager and give them some insight as to which decisions to make in a given circumstance. In practical terms it defines what a manager is supposed to do and how to achieve it. It is not designed to be comprehensive and give an indication of what to do in every foreseeable situation but it gives them the tools to become better managers. It also allows for a better overview of problems they may face in the workplace with employees. The Human Factor can be seen to be one of the most important issues surrounding the workplace today. From the study of PoM, managers will be aware of how important it is to keep their employees happy in the workplace. A happy employee is going to be much more productive than one who has become disillusioned because of the company culture or because of a poor…show more content…
The importance of management will be introduced as well as the roles and hierarchy that might exist in a typical company. The transformation process will be mentioned. That is the management tasks of Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling. Managers take inputs from the environment in the form of finance, resources and people and using the transformation process they create goods, services or a reputation. The quality of the output determines the future success of the organisation. It can be seen that the role of a manager is to add value to these resources. There are various theories and ideas introduced throughout our study of principles of management, which serve to increase our knowledge and understanding of what it means to be an effective manager. For example an introduction of the work of Luthans (1988) shows the link between networking and politicking and ‘success’ in an organisation. Similarly it was found that those seen to be ‘effective’ spent more time on communication and HRM. Another example was the experiments carried out by Elton Mayo in 1924 which helped us to understand more about humanity and human processes and the importance of the human need to be seen as a social animal. The knowledge gained from these theories, ideas and experiments can be used to tailor the management styles and become a more flexible and adaptable

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