What is Management?

Posted by: kumar

There isn’t any clear definition of management. This is something that evolved right from the time human beings existed. Only the way of managing things have changed. The human development was slow right from the medieval period to the 18th century. It really started picking up in the 20th century due to change in the management style.

From my past experience there are three tips I could give to be a part of a good management team.

1. Anyhow solve the puzzle, which could also mean getting from A to D without having to step into B and C.
2. If something needs to be done, just do it. Let others follow you rather than waiting for others to start
3. Think simple.

What is Management? was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by kumar
 

Blog Comments

  1. Siris

    Leadership is NOT just creating rules! Having one style of leadership is fine if one can find a situation that requires that style of leadership. In today’s ever changing and conscious environment, leadership really depends upon adapting a leadership style according to the situation and the state of the team, for example: taking charge when a team is forming but playing the role of coach when a team is managing itself well.

    Also, the need to change one’s leadership style according to the circumstances is one of the fundamental principles.

  2. Supriya

    Simply creating rules does not make one a Leader. What if the rules he created weren’t followed? Would he still be called a Leader? I serioulsy doubt that. You aren’t a leader unless you have followers. Having said that, making the subordinates to forcefully follow the lead does not make him a true Leader either. It makes him more of a ‘Ruler’. A person will be a true leader if he is able to pave the way for his subordinates such that they willfully follow his lead.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but when Kumarji wrote “If something needs to be done, just do it. Let others follow you rather than waiting for others to start” , I think he implied making the decision AND taking the initiative to do something rather than merely creating rules for others.

  3. Nilesh Shrestha

    I agree with #2.
    #1 and #2 are vague in the context of management.

    Yes, if one can create rules and let others follow it, then that is leadership.

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