25 April 2009
The Advantages of Hiring an Effective Manager
Organizations in today’s society must first understand the four functions of management and the skills needed to become an effective manager before they can identify an effective manager. Thomas Bateman and Scott Snell explains it best, “Management is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals.” (16) Effective managers possess the ability to efficiently manage the organizations’ personnel, money, time, and materials and know how and when they need to lead. Without a true understanding organizations would fail. During the next few minutes I will define an effective manager by highlighting functions of management, levels and duties of management and my conclusion.
Functions of Management
Planning is considered to be the foundation of the four functions of Management. Planning requires someone to systematically make decisions concerning projects and activities that an organization will pursue. Planning includes analyzing current event, anticipating the outcome, identifying courses of action or objectives that will act as the vehicle to get the organization to their goal. Proper planning is a management function that can prevent wasting of thousand of dollars, time, and materials.
The next function is organizing. This where you build a Dynamic Organization which consisting of assembling and coordinating the human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals. (17) Marketing is a vital part of the organizing function and is needed to attract people to the organization. Organizing is required to manage resources and create the atmosphere so that people can achieve maximum success.
Functions of Management
Planning is the first step in the Functions of Management. Planning requires someone to systematically make decisions about goals and activities that an organization will pursue. Planning includes analyzing current events, anticipating the future using current limitation, identifying courses of action or objectives that will act as the vehicle to get the organization to their goal. Proper planning is a management function that can prevent wasting of thousands of dollars, time, and materials.
Then we execute our plan by transitioning to the second step of the Functions of Management, Organizing. Bateman and Snell describe Organizing as building a dynamic organization, but I view it differently. I explain organizing as assembling the right group of people with the specified skills required to execute the plan, acquiring and organizing resources, and creating an atmosphere for the team to be successful in reaching the expressed goal.
The next step is leading. Leading is another step that you can really gauge a good manager by. Leading is the art of motivating people, through effective communication to complete an assigned task with minimal guidance and maximum results. Your ultimate meter of success is determined if the organization goals were accomplished. Leading is a part of management that is often over looked and viewed as not being a manager responsibility.
Lastly we have the fourth Functions of Management step, Controlling. Controlling requires a person with superior knowledge. Management understands that plans seldom work as they were originally designed. This is the step that requires the execution of the plan to be monitor and redirected as necessary. Established in the initial plans were gates that measure the