Is Management the Sister of Politics?

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Is Management the Sister of Politics?
AQEEL RAZA, Accountant, Pakistan, Member
You can argue that management is the sister of politics because of following reasons:
- Management is guiding Politics to plan its objectives.
- Politics and Management have similar goals. In business management, the achievement of profit is the purpose. A good reputation is important for this. In politics, profit and reputation (fame) are important too.
- The Management principle P+O+S+D+C works in politics too as a politician uses Planning to Organize his party to deal with the issues, the organization requires Staffing (people), and these people need Directing and Controlling.
- In politics, the authority and responsibility have to be delegated. Delegation of authority and responsibility is the part of management.
- Fayol’s 14 principles of management apply to politics.
- The political leader is just like the principal of a business. Both have the final responsibility for all a...Sign up

Politics and Management
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Certainly management (being able to organize well) is really important in politics. And there is a lot of politics going on in management. Not everybo...Sign up


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