Time: 13 hours
Put simply, the term "management" refers to the coordination of work activities through and with other people to accomplish the goals of an organization. In this unit, you will explore the various functions of management. Management involves not only coordination, but also planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Over the years, the common definition of management has become less specific, as managerial functions have come to include staffing, directing, and reporting. In modern companies, there are fewer layers of management, as today's organizations rely instead on the delegation of responsibilities and authority in order to achieve goals. As a result, today's managers now speak in terms of "leading" or "guiding" people, rather than giving instructions for every action.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.
In this unit we will explore in greater detail the role of managers in an organization. We will look at the skills necessary to be successful managers and the styles of management that lead to the accomplishment of an organization's goals. We will also look more closely at the P-O-L-C framework and investigate how managers accomplish these functions.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
In Unit 2, we explored the skills managers need to have to be successful. In this unit, we will look more closely at the personality traits that can lead to effective management and how knowledge of personality, values, and attitudes can help a manager align the needs of the organization with the capabilities of their workforce.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.
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