This way for the gasladies and gentlemen Essay

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this way for the gasladies and gentlemen



Over the past 25 years, management has emerged as the most sought after profession not
only in the United States, but worldwide. Traditionally, managers orchestrate the
activities of others and use financial and other resources to accomplish organizational
goals. Nowadays, in the midst of corporate downsizing and global expansion, they also must
orchestrate their own careers to get the most out of them. Are you a good ideas person
looking for skills to make them happen? Do you lead a group in your school or community?
Then Management may be the right major for you. There are thousands of management
positions in the United States, ranging from chief executive officer (CEO) to shift
supervisor. Persons filling these positions are involved in administration, supervision,
and leadership. While the positions vary, the managers occupying them employ the same
basic skills in carrying out their functions. Interpersonal skills are essential. At
certain levels and in certain situations conceptual, technical, analytical, and diagnostic
skills are also essential.

During the early-career stage, the first challenge will be to get into an industry,
company, and position that fit the needs, values, strengths, and weaknesses of the
management candidate. During this time, a person attempts to gain valuable experience and
increase his or her power in the organization. Paying attention to developing business
knowledge, reputation, interpersonal skills, and informal networks are more important than
getting rapid promotions and big pay raises. Persons with limited work experience must
cope with longer hours, fewer vacations, more pressure to perform, and difficult coworkers
and bosses. However, being given the opportunities to grow and develop will be much more
important during this time than short-term benefits. Such opportunities can sharpen
professional and social skills plus develop the manager's ability to deal successfully
with organizational politics.

The Management students come from diverse backgrounds, and the classes provide an
opportunity to explore and develop skills for serving as leaders in a diverse workforce in
a multi-cultural world with jobs in a variety of organizations over their careers. We
study management as a social process, teamwork in diverse groups, as a distinct entity, a
system of authority, it is universal in character, it is needed at all levels, a
discipline, and is referred to an integrated process.

It is a social process, since the efforts of human beings have to be directed, coordinated
and regulated by management. Moreover management has a social obligation to make optimum
utilization of scarce resources for the benefit of the community as a whole, "It is the
pervasiveness of this human element that gives management its special characters a social
process." By Brech

Management always refers to group efforts and does not apply to an individual. Appley
calls it "efforts of other people," while Harold Koontz speaks of " informally organized
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