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What is Management? Art, Science, …?

Management... Indeed is a great learning and makes many things easy in their own way. Decision-making, organizing, co-ordinating and work not least are the components which come together in management. A great learning for all times: "MANAGEMENT".
 

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nana boakye, Ghana
 

Management is an art and a science

It's an art because it involves a specialized individual in making an organizations goals achieved.
It's a science also because it involves the study of humans and the environment in which they live and operate and applying these in making the goals of the organization achieved.

 
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Kuldeep, India
 

Management is a jungle

At the end mgt is a jungle. There are no single theories, sometimes everything works and sometimes nothing, even if the fundamentals are correct.

 
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Rahul, India
 

Management is a process

Management is a systematic process of taking decisions and implementing them. It consists of various functions like planning, controlling, organizing and coordinating.

 
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Calvin, Hong Kong/China
 

Management is domain-specific

Management is to decide what to do and get things done. It is a domain-specific concept. Simply disc... Sign up

 
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shrikant, india
 

Management is more than theory

Management is a lot more than the theoretical and bookish concepts. It has everything to do with the... Sign up

 
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Dr. Stella John Samuel, India
 

Management is a group process

Management is much more than what any individual person or manager can say. It is a process which in... Sign up

 
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Sanjay kumar Mohapatra, India
 

Management is practical

In real meaning management is not theoretical but more practical. Driving man tactfully, leading the... Sign up

 
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Qaiss Alokozai, Afghanistan
 

Management is developing your employees

Can we say developing your employees through your work is management?... Sign up

 
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Laeeq, Pakistan
 

What is Management? Definition of management

There is no standard definition of management and the term management is interpreted in various ways... Sign up

 
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Laxmi Pradad Khanal, Nepal
 

Management tells what to do

Management tells us what to do at what time for what purposes. It explains doing the right things at... Sign up

 
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AfriKing, Newham, East London
 

The Best Definition of Management

Management is the attainment of organisational goals in an effective and efficient manner through pl... Sign up

 
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Manish, India
 

Management is Co-ordination

Management is the business of co-ordination with command and the right mix of compassion. Good manag... Sign up

 
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Usman Kamal, Pakistan Peshawar
 

Process of getting activities completed

Management is the process of getting activities completed efficiently and effectively with and throu... Sign up

 
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Peejay van den Berg, South Africa
 

Management is the Mother of all Sciences

Wow, way back in 1999 I was in a position to ask myself: "What is the definition of management? Good... Sign up

 
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Bhanu Prakash, India
 

What is Management?

Management is getting things done with the aim of achieving goals effictively and efficently.... Sign up

 
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Major.siva, India
 

Management is Common Sense

As a lecturer in management studies, I just consider management as a common sense, may be in a littl... Sign up

 
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Poonam, India
 

What is the meaning of Management? MANAGE MEN Tactfully

Management means: "MANAGE MEN Tactfully".... Sign up

 
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naresh
India
 

Management is Pragmatic and Situational

Management is not defined by bookish concepts. It is simply pragmatic in its approach. It varies fro... Sign up

 
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Alka Tomar
Academician, India
 

Management is efficient use of resources

Management is efficient use of resources. Who said this?... Sign up

 
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Joey D. Soneja
Entrepreneur, Philippines
 

Management is thinking before doing.

There is no one best way of doing things. Management is situational. ... Sign up

 
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Halimi, Afghanistan
 

Management Definition

Management is derived from 3 words: Man = means human being Age = step by step or the time being t... Sign up

 
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Ruben A. Villanueva, Philippines
 

Management is Control, Order and Direction

Management for me is control, order, and direction. It's lifeblood is systems, innovation, and stand... Sign up

 
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Kunal Bhat
Entrepreneur, India
 

Manage-mint

Through my experience, I have come to understand this: management should be read managemint, i.e. : ... Sign up

 
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balram sapkota
Student (MBA), Nepal
 

Management of Yourself

Management means to manage yourself first in your way of living, education, behaviour and leadership... Sign up

 
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Naresh Nagpurkar
Student (MBA), Singapore
 

Management is an Improvement Process

Management is a continous process of improvement using the fundamentals of management and techniques... Sign up

 
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cheree mckinnis
United States
 

What is Management?

Management is a mixture of emotional intelligence and trusting. Create ideas with the input of the t... Sign up

 
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Bantwal Prabhu
Teacher, India
 

What is Management?

Management is doing the right things first time and every time, based on the evolved laws of nature ... Sign up

 
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Shakebimam
India
 

Management is Sustainable Development

Management is a process of sustainable development, where barriers are continuously done away with f... Sign up

 
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Cass, UK
 

Management Comes Down to Common Sense

None of this make sense to be honest. You see all these crappy managers with MBA's but they lack bas... Sign up

 
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Dali Horeshka
Business Consultant, Albania
 

Management is a Combination of Theory and Practice

In my perception good management is related to a combination of theory with practice, thinking with ... Sign up

 
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Patrick Forrester, United States
 

What is Management? Today it's always changing

Because of the complexity of technology today, organizations are always changing to compete. Managem... Sign up

 
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Steven Koh, Singapore
 

What is Management? Discipline

The fundamental requirement of management is discipline. Discipline is required to ensure the manage... Sign up

 
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Roger Bertrand
Business Consultant, Canada
 

Management is Like 'Haute Cuisine'

Management is the art of combining all the knowledge one has: HR, CRM, SRM, finance, accounting, R&D... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

What is Management? A Push Process to Get Results

Management is a process to direct your organization to get results. Joan Ginebra mentions 4 steps ... Sign up

 
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Day Pierre DESAULT
Consultant , France
 

Management is the Mother of All Sciences

@Peejay van den Berg: We can say that this definition pretending to be concise and unified makes us ... Sign up

 
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omaralzareby, Libya
 

What is Management?

Management is arranging both material and moral possibilties to reach a goal using less time and mor... Sign up

 
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George Vorster, South Africa
 

What is Management? My Contribution

Here are some attempts to define some words related to management: - "manage/ing" (verb) = plan, or... Sign up

 
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moq14
Student (MBA), Pakistan
 

Management is Nothing But your Intellectual Power

I think the word management has no value itself; it is the intellectual power of an individual to li... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

What is Management?

It is a system of interconnected and interrelated elements (areas) of 4 management functions, namely... Sign up

 
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Artur Silva
Professor, Portugal
 

Management is not what You Think!

I recommend this book from Mintzberg "Management? It's not what you Think!". A lot of concepts are b... Sign up

 
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azad, Iran
 

What is Management?

Management is the process of designing and maintaining an environment in which individuals, working ... Sign up

 
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Sean Rogers
Entrepreneur, Trinidad and Tobago
 

What is Management? Reply

Management is the overseeing or stewardship of a given task or operation, which has predetermine out... Sign up

 
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Dr.N.Ramanjaneyalu
Professor, India
 

What is Management?

Management is a continuous process of effective and efficient utilization of available resources for... Sign up

 
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Timmy Baksh
Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Management is the Process of Applying Management Theories to the Organisation

The responses, to this question above are referring to theories of management, this is just what the... Sign up

 
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NGO Chantal, Congo
 

Management is Domain-specific

@Calvin : I agree with your definition, because you say there are many domains to management and the... Sign up

 
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Zedy Zaidy
Student (University), South Africa
 

Management is a Scientific, Theoretical and Empirical (Practicable) Process

Management is a scientifical, theoretical and empirical process comprising component knowledge and s... Sign up

 
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FASESIN David
Manager, Nigeria
 

What is Management?

Getting things done effectively and efficiently through people to achieve predetermined goal is mana... Sign up

 
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collin kamalizeni, Swaziland
 

Understanding the Fundamentals of Management

Management does centre on the four traditional management functions of planning, organizing, leading... Sign up

 
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Segun Afe
Accountant
 

Definition of Management - Integrating the Above

Management is the art and science of planning, organising, directing and coordinating of all availab... Sign up

 
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FASESIN David
Manager, Nigeria
 

Definition of Management - Improvisation and Explaining

I agree with Segun but the definition sounds academical. Present business environment requires impro... Sign up

 
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Zedy Zaidy
Student (University), South Africa
 

Management, Management, Management!

Segun, you are academically and scientifically right. Your definition is based on traditional princi... Sign up

 
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NGO Chantal, Congo
 

Management and Administration: Slight Distinction

Management and administration are not the same thing because management is the science which compris... Sign up

 
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Sylvana Akosua Apaloo-kpeglo
Student (University), Ghana
 

What is Management? Bringing Order and Consistency

@K.Narayana Moorthy: I agree management is about bringing order and consistency into an organization... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

What is Management? Don't Forget Motivation

@Sylvana Apaloo-Djaba: Thanks for endorsing my concept. Yes, what has been said is true and O.K. Bu... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

What is the Precise Role of Motivation in Management?

@K.Narayana Moorthy: in relation to Motivation, I use the term MotivAction. Yes you read it well... ... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

The Role of Motivation in Defining Management

@Javier Elenes: There are hurdles to negotiate at each step of business activities, and you need to ... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

The Leader PULLS, the Manager PUSHES the Organization

The manager communicates an ORDER, The leader communicate a worthy MISSION to move the organization.... Sign up

 
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Vicky Jha
Manager, Nepal
 

Common Sense in Management

@Cass: Common sense - very true - but you have put it in a very harsh way:). The whole sense of man... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

What is Management

I said earlier that management is system of planning, organizing, controlling and leading. Yes, to a... Sign up

 
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renuka Chandrakar, India
 

Management is Looking after the HR Process

Management means managing the whole process of Human Resources. And this process includes: - Planni... Sign up

 
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Boadu Daniel
Teacher
 

Management is Manipulation of the Human Capital

Management involves the manipulation of the human capital of an enterprise to contribute to the succ... Sign up

 
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Justin Mwangi
Partner, Kenya
 

Management is Control, Coordination and Planning

Management involves controlling human capital, coordinating and planning in order to achieve the ove... Sign up

 
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Dr. Chima .S. Ugwulashi
Nigeria
 

Management as an Organizational Resource Mobilization Process

Management is the system of aggregating organizational resources to achieve set out objectives and g... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Management Principles

@Justin Mwangi's comments are agreed in principle. To it I further add that self-actualization would... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Differences Between Manager and a Leader

1. Manager (M) does things right while Leader(L) does the right things 2. M focuses on how things s... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Difference Between Adminstration and Management:

In my view: ADMINISTRATION OF A BUSINESS includes performance or business operations and decision m... Sign up

 
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biresh chaubey
Manager, India
 

What is Management?

The art and science of giving controlled freedom to your team members to act, to react and to set th... Sign up

 
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biresh chaubey
Manager, India
 

Changed Definition of Management

The simplest definition which is almost on the tip of tongue of all managers is Mary Parker Folett's... Sign up

 
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Belkis Monks
Manager, Venezuela
 

Management

Driving the organization through a simple and complex path with diverse passengers, following existi... Sign up

 
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Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

The Essence of Management

Management is the process through which opportunities are exploited and problems and challenges are ... Sign up

 
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Babacar Diouf
Student (University), Senegal
 

What is Management

Hi! Management for me is a strategy to influence workers to achieve the firm's goals. Everybody in ... Sign up

 
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AQEEL RAZA
Accountant, Pakistan
 

Is Management a System?

Everything is moving under a system. A system has principles that control the system as pillars to a... Sign up

 
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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

What is Management in an AI Context?

We now need to define management in a context where artificial intelligence is used. We can then de... Sign up

 
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Jeff Bailey
Consultant, United States
 

Management is about Control

Management is about Control. Leadership is about influence, motivation, and setting the example. Don... Sign up

 
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Adam Febrian
Manager, Indonesia
 

Management Is..

Management is the way we understand and are able to control circumstances for certain purpose(s).... Sign up

 
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GENELYN M. CALZADA
Career Consultant, Philippines
 

Management is Securing Resources

Is securing all resources to its full use: the land, labor and capital at zero waste for the benefit... Sign up

 
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Benzie
Business Consultant, United States
 

Management is Coordination

For an organization to succeed in achieving its collective purpose, the efforts of individual member... Sign up

 
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Damon Farfan
Manager, United States
 

Definition of Management

@AfriKing: As I was reading this question, the first thing that came to mind is for the response to ... Sign up

 
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subramanian
Business Consultant, India
 

What is Management

Management is anything one does to achieve a purpose towards which he/she is working at a point in t... Sign up

 
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Prakob Chaibuntan
Teacher, Thailand
 

What is Management?

It is a science-art of manning (man) recruited, mature persons (age) to work or to take action (ment... Sign up

 
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Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia
 

Today’s Management

In today's digital, innovative world, management is less about supervising people than it is about m... Sign up

 
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Manven, India
 

Management is a Survival Instinct

Management is a survival instinct that forces you to do better than others. In the process we creat... Sign up

 
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Gavin Tremble
Manager, South Africa
 

Management is a Science

Management is the science of achieving results through people. Management uses the 4 POLC functions ... Sign up

 
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Gil Bangalan
HR Consultant, Qatar
 

Management is Taking Control of a Situation

Management, for me, means taking control of a situation and/or environment to achieve what I set out... Sign up

 
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Prof. Arup Barman
Professor, India
 

'Management' for Me

Management is what a manager does. This is an age old definition. But I contest the whole set of pop... Sign up

 
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Qazi Ata
Consultant, Pakistan
 

Management is a Process

Management is a process of knowing your people and the work environment and coordinating all workabl... Sign up

 
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Melchiorre Calabrese
Business Consultant, Italy
 

Fundamental Points of Management

Management consists of the following fundamental points: 1. Definition of the purpose of the activi... Sign up

 
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Omar Bawajeeh
Saudi Arabia
 

This is Management

It's the cluster of actions that an entity, a group of people, or an individual sets / stipulates / ... Sign up

 
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Dumitrescu Andrei, Romania
 

Man Age Ment... Ality!

Age in a sense of experienced. Management = the mentality of the man with experience, fulfilling th... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Management is for Achievement Via People

The etymology of “management” is probably from maneggiare and with a later French influence from hou... Sign up

 
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Dr. Arup Barman
Professor, India
 

4Ps in Management Profession

We can not forget the definition "management is what the manager does". He does management, and mana... Sign up

 
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HESAMODDIN BAGHERI
Director, Iran
 

The Task of Managers

Perhaps there is no more important area of human activities than managing, for its the basic task of... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Management Must Include Leadership

@K.Narayana Moorthy: Sorry, but such simplistic split between Managers and Leaders does not match my... Sign up

 
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Babacar Diouf
Student (University), Senegal
 

What is Management

Management is the art of influencing an organisation positively. The best management is based in goo... Sign up

 
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John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

Management versus Managing Others...

Management is a noun, it is the organizational structure of the organization. There are many levels ... Sign up

 
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Paul Heise
CEO, Netherlands
 

Importance of Common Sense in Management

Too many (young) executives hold one or more strategic principles as the Ultimate Truth. My suggest... Sign up

 
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Aries Musnandar
HR Consultant, Indonesia
 

Management is an Art of Dealing with and Through People

Management is an art on how to deal with and through people precisely by utilizing their uniqueness ... Sign up

 
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David Matthews
Teacher, United States
 

Management Definition

"Management" is the art and science of providing value to the organization's stakeholders. Managers ... Sign up

 
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Dr. Winston Lynch
Director, United States
 

Definition of Management

First to begin with, the definition of management is predicated on two important notions. 1. Four f... Sign up

 
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Jack Herlihy
Management Consultant, United States
 

What is Management?

I asked a Management class this question as an opener. One student quickly answered: "Management is ... Sign up

 
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Erik Kleine, Netherlands
 

Management is Like Being a Parent

Being a manager for me is practically the same as being a parent. It's all about accepting the ones ... Sign up

 
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MUNI DAVE
Business Consultant, India
 

What is Management?

Management is an art of arresting the aging effect of a man (employee). Slowly, as time passes, empl... Sign up

 
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Luis de la Puente
CEO, Peru
 

Planning and Action

Academically, the definition of Management is more than described and explained by many professional... Sign up

 
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Thiago Rospi
Business Consultant, Brazil
 

To Drive Efforts to Common Goals Efficiently

Management is the act of driving everyone's efforts to a common goal, while being as efficient as it... Sign up

 
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Gabriel Femi Adewara
Management Consultant, Nigeria
 

The Appellation 'Manager' is a Title

@Poonam: I totally agree with this definition. The definition enlivens my own conception of the appe... Sign up

 
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Sarkis Yaralian
Director, Kuwait
 

Definition of Management

This is a very subjective topic as "management" is not a science. Each manager has a unique and subj... Sign up

 
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Dr. Winston Lynch
Director, United States
 

A Pragmatic Definition of Management

@MUNI DAVE: Dave I like the way you coined the definition of management. It is my belief that in the... Sign up

 
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Mrs. Sayran Ghafuri
Coach, Iraq
 

Management Definition 

Table 1: Examples of Management Definitions 1 "The art of management has been defined, 'as knowing... Sign up

 
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Pleiwon K. Dolopei-Saywah
Lecturer, Liberia
 

Management is Innovation and Creativity

One has to be innovative and creative to get work done through people in achieving high level and qu... Sign up

 
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Mrs. Sayran Ghafuri
Coach, Iraq
 

Definitions of Management?!

Please, why can't I find a definition of what management is?! Definitions generally include the res... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

The Art & Science of what Management IS About

@Mrs.Sayran Ghafuri: Their isn't 'a' single "definition". These "definitions" are split across: - W... Sign up

 
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Mrs. Sayran Ghafuri
Coach, Iraq
 

Management is a Science Deeper and Broader than Limited Personal Experiences

@Maurice Hogarth: You seem to have a good knowledge of management. But your approach to the subject ... Sign up

 
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Dr. Winston Lynch
Director, United States
 

'The True Sense of Management'

Managers are concerned about risk. They are risk conscious as they execute the vision and mission of... Sign up

   

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Discussion Topics
Are Fayol's 14 Management Principles Still Relevant Today?
👀What is Management? Art, Science, …?
What is organisational hierarchy?
Management requires patience
How to Remember the 14 Principles by Fayol?
Best Ever Developed on Management
The 10 Principles of Urwick
Managers versus Leaders
Risks in Fayol's 14 Principles of Management
Evolution of Management
Good and bad managers...
POLICE Acronym in Management
Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?
Need for Employees' Welfare in the Principles
Managers: Born or Made?
Fayol's 5 Management Roles (Functions)
Add #15 Principle: Conformity to the Basic Origin
What is Prevoyance? Explanation
Difficulties to Apply 14 Principles of Henri Fayol
Explanation and Examples of Esprit de Corps
🔥Is Management an Inexact Science?
Organizational Efficiency or Effectiveness?
Which of Fayol's 14 Principles is Most Important?
(Why) Do we Need Managers?
Manager in Conflict with Top Management...
Difference between Adminstration and Management
Example of Subordination of Individual Interest?
Abuse of Delegation | Misuse of Delegating
Fayol's Unity of Direction Principle of Management
On #9: Scalar Chain has to be Modified for Current Times
On the 4th Principle: Unity of Command
A Good Organization Run by Monkeys
Exactly Where are the 14 Principles of Fayol Located?
Management Mantras
The Power of an Ownership Attitude among Employees
Are Fayol's Principles of Management also applicable to non-profit organizations?
Books by Henri Fayol on Management
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