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UNIVERSITY OF MODERN SCIENCES

College of Business

Principles of Management
MNGT 201
Fall semester 2015
Assignment 1

Submitted to: Dr. Reham Kotb


Submitted by: Sultan Almansoori

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Section 1

Contents
Definition of Management...............................................................................3
Management Functions....................................................................................3
Management Levels.........................................................................................4
Management styles.........................................................................................5
My opinion on an exceptional manager...........................................................6
References.......................................................................................................7

Definition of Management
Management is the process of achieving goals and objectives effectively and
efficiently through and with the people
Management is a process of designing and maintaining an environment in
which individuals work together in groups to effectively and efficiently
accomplish selected aims.
Management is the process of achieving organizational goals and objectives
effectively and efficiently by using management functions i.e. Planning,
Organizing, Staffing and Controlling.

Management Functions

Planning

Organizing

A management function that deals with establishing an orderly,


systematic method of dealing with issues.

Leading

A management function that involves developing mission


statements, setting goals, and outlining the steps needed to
meet those goals.

A management function that deals with the direction, motivation,


and coordination of staff and their activities.

Controlling

A management function that involves inspecting the work that is


done, ensuring that standards are met, and monitoring to see
that the work is done as planned.

Management Levels

Top Management

To analyze, evaluate & deal with the external environmental


forces

To establish overall long-term goals strategy & policies of the


company including the master budget to allocate resources.

To create an organizational framework consisting of authority


responsibility relationships. And To appoint departmental & other
key executives.

To provide overall leadership to the company.

To represent the company to the outside world, e.g. ; trade


associations, government, trade unions, etc.

To exercise overall review & control on the companys operations


&to coordinate the activities & efforts of different departments.

Middle Management

To interpret & explain the policies framed by top management.

To compile & issue detailed instructions regarding operations.

To maintain close contacts with operating results so as to


evaluate performance.

To participate in operating decisions

To cooperate among themselves so as to integrate or coordinate


various parts of a division or a department

Supervisory Management

To plan day-to-day production within the goals laid down by


higher authorities.

To assign jobs to workers to make arrangements for their training


& development and to supervise & control workers & maintain
personal contact with charge hands.

To arrange materials & tools & to maintain machinery.

To advise & assist workers by explaining work procedures,


solving their problems, etc

Management styles
Management is characteristic ways of making decisions and relating to
subordinates.

Democratic or participative management


The manager consults their team before making decisions, while still
maintaining overall control. Team leaders decide how tasks will be
addressed, and who will perform them, while never losing sight of the
fact that the manager bears ultimate responsibility.

Bureaucratic management
Bureaucratic managers like to make sure team members follow rules
and procedures accurately and consistently. They expect staff to
display a formal, business-like attitude in the workplace and to respect
a strict chain of command, with the manager having final say in all
decisions. This style can be effective in situations where safety is
paramount.

Autocratic management
This is a dictatorial style, where the person in charge has total
authority and control over decision-making. They control the work of
the team, and monitor the completion of each task under close
scrutiny to ensure everything is completed on schedule and exactly to
plan. This style can be an effective way to safely navigate periods of
stress or crisis.

Laissez-faire management
This is a 'hands off' approach, where the manager leaves their team to
get on with the job themselves. The leader delegates many decisions.

My opinion on an exceptional manager


I think that there many reason for a manger successful such as
Exceptional managers have the ability to understand the relationships
among the various tasks of a firm and the skills necessary to communicate
with customers and employees.
Exceptional managers have the ability to give or withhold tangible and
intangible rewards and use reward power to signal to employees that they
are doing a good job.
Exceptional managers have the skills used to perform specific day-to-day
tasks and skills for using information to determine how the firms resources
should be allocated.

References

Bateman, TS, & Snell, SA 2002, Management, 5th edn, Irwin, Chicago.

Daft, RL 2000, Management, 5th edn, Dryden, Fort Worth.

Kreitner, R 2001, Management, 8th edn, Houghton Miffin, Boston.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Management