Principles of Management BUS200
June 3, 2007
My ideal management position would be the Director of Human Resources in a socially- conscious or entrepreneurial organization, which desires to improve and grow the products and services available to assist in our growing economical world of business today. My organized and effective project management style would complement a professional environment structured around mutual respect, with an atmosphere of dedication, community, and excellence. By being devoted to providing and maintaining systems that allow for daily organization and excellence, I would support others in their success and advancement within the company’s structure. My talents in both the analytical and the personal sectors make me an ideal management candidate. In this ideal position, I will show self motivation with the dedication to complete all tasks to excellence. The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who possesses strong management skills and is knowledgeable about best practices in human resource service delivery.
Functions of Management When an organization has a group of individuals, working towards achieving set goals, there is a chance of a successful outcome. As a leader, one must influence others to strive for success while working through the functions of management to achieve the common goal. A good manager has to have excellent planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling skills, as well as, a thought out project in place. This guarantees highly efficient results. When a leader defines management, it can be defined as “the process of working people and resources to achieve organizational goals (Perry 1981). “Management on a professional level has relatively changed over the course of years. For centuries, management was based on trial and error, no policies and procedures in place, or code of ethics. In those days, companies went bankrupt because managers were not held accountable for their actions. In today’s fast-paced society, a manager’s success depends on the four functions of management. Planning is defined as setting performance goals and expectations for groups and individuals in an organized setting to achieve. Planning ahead and strategizing is apart of being an efficient manager. Planning ahead is essential for an organization when the leader influences more than one person. Whether planning long-term or short-term goals through prioritizing with the intents of a desirable future. Planning also enables managers to establish a creative way to solve problems. Managers must think through goals and actions, and image the project is complete. Usually by the time a decision is made, the plan changes and the project are reconstructed (Reddin 1971). When there is a change in the plan, it is imperative that the manager must return to the table and explore other options. When planning for a large or small organization, private or open to the public, a well-balanced company must be innovated in completing tasks timely. This continuously changing world revolves around managers taking stand and rising to the top as leaders planning their way to success to accomplish goals for the cooperation. Organizing is the process of prioritizing work arrangements for people and resources, when organizing the structure of the workflow as well as how to allocate the work. Anytime a task is accepted or requested, the manager must ask several questions such as “what need to be done, who will be able to handle this project, how long will it take to be completed, and what part will be managed and coordinated?” Organizing tasks by priority sets the tone for other unexpected situations. Once a manager organizes the cooperation through organizing their employees and other physical aspects adds structure for upper management. The corporate legal manager and the human resource manager work hand and hand. This adds