Management-Theory, Practice, and Application

Essay by dlgazelkaUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, September 2004

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In the five weeks of this class, we were studying Management-Theory, Practice, and Application. And in the five weeks, the terms that I am picking for this essay are a specific term, and these terms are environment of management, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

I will minimally break down the terms that I have picked and studied for each week and explained how it relates to my job at Comcast at the end of this essay.

In week one, for the term environment of management, we studied how the break down of management is done. The break down is called the four functions of management, and these four functions will be explained some more in my essay for each week. The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

There are different managers for different levels of the organization, and each one is concerned with a number of different functions necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.

Since managers are developed rather being a product of nature, we might assume that some are more successful than others at achieving the best results from these functions. It is generally noted that managers are concerned with the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Each of the functions a manager uses involves creative problem solving. Creative problem solving is broader than problem finding, choice making, or decision making. The intended result is the use of the organization's resources in a way that accomplishes its mission and objectives.

Management success is gained though accomplishments of the missions and objectives. Managers fail when they do not accomplish mission and objectives. Success and failure are tied directly to the reasons for being in business, i.e., mission and objectives. However, accomplishing mission and objectives is not sufficient. Success requires both effectiveness and efficiency.