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Pls Define the term "Management"....
12th June 2009 From India, Madras
hi.................. management may be defined as planning, organinsing,cordinating controlling the activities of an organisation.
12th June 2009 From India, Pune
Please search the web to find out all the different definitions. Why are you posing this question?
12th June 2009 From United Kingdom
I’m doing MBA(HR), and working as an asst HR (fresher). Want to know wat is management and its functions..........
12th June 2009 From India, Madras
Did not they tell you on your course what management is about? If they have, what is the point in asking us? If they have not, then you are in a wrong institution and you better quit and join another one.
If that's not possible, please search the web. I think it's better for me and you, if I teach you how to find information rather than give it to you.

13th June 2009 From United Kingdom
Hey all,
I really can't understand such kind of replies. Please post if you really like that or leave it.
Don't make the member too bad to be the part of this cite. Even board members should mind this.
Dear Simhan,
Management as books might have deference from experience. let the member learn how to post. I really can't understand this aggressiveness in posting.
How you really can judge one institute is bad or good?...............May be out of curiosity.................!
But you can delete the posts in the threads is it really a kind of good practice. Left to almighty.
Dear Sarkar,
"IMPOSSIBLE WORD MEANS I M POSSIBLE", what is the need of this, when you say dont know.
Dear all,
Respect all members and teach them even how to post.
13th June 2009 From India, Bangalore
There are two ways to define the term Management. One is bookish definition and another one is practical definition.

Let me talk about bookish definition first:

Management is an activity to get people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Management comprises Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading/Directing and Controlling.

Now here we discuss about practical definition of management:-

Responsible person in the organization or a group of people who are really act as a decision maker and responsible for getting the things done are known as management employees and called as Management. Management has experts of Staffing, Directing/Leading, Controlling, Planning and Organizing. One who expert in Staffing may not having ability of controlling or One who having expertness in Planning may not having ability of Staffing. Only because of this Organizations looking for experts in some respected fields to get the things done and that people collectively known as Management.

Hope this will help you.

Request : Please don’t harass anybody – if you don’t like they way to ask question of someone then just ignore it.


Pankaj Chandan
13th June 2009 From India, New delhi

it might be use for you...

Management focuses on the entire organization from both a short and a long-term perspective. Management is the managerial process of forming a strategic vision, setting objectives, crafting a strategy and then implementing and executing the strategy.

Management goes beyond the organization’s internal operations to include the industry and the general environment. The key emphasis is on issues related to environmental scanning and industry analysis, appraisal of current and future competitors, assessment of core competencies, strategic control and the effective allocation of organizational resources.

In general terms, there are two approaches to management:

-The Industrial Organization Approach: This approach is based on economic theory which deals with issues like competitive rivalry, resource allocation, economies of scale. This approach to management assumes rationality, self interested behavior, profit maximization.

- The Sociological Approach: This approach deals primarily with human interactions. It assumes rationality, satisfying behavior, profit sub-optimality.

Management theories can also be divided into two sets. One is the set that concentrates mainly on efficiency and another is the set that concentrates mainly on effectiveness. Efficiency is about doing things the right way. It involves eliminating waste and optimizing processes. Effectiveness is about doing the right things.

A good management style is a blend of both efficiency and effectiveness. There is no point in acting efficiently if what you are doing will not have the desired effect.

Management techniques can be viewed as either bottom-up, top-down, or collaborative processes.


13th June 2009 From India, Madras
Management :The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of state affairs.
13th June 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear ,
management means expertise to control the situation.and man who know to handle the situation with knowledge of relevant field and also know the do & donts and also know the future aspects.
Best Regards
sajid ansari
13th June 2009 From India, Delhi
manage men t =manage men in teams.
mgmt-- it is a process of designing & maintaining an environment in which individuals working 2gether in groups,effectively ,efficiently accomplish the goals.
functions of mgmt --planning,organising,staffing,controlling,directing
13th June 2009 From India, Hyderabad
if u splite the term management = manage + men becomes management in simple terms, mens can be anything. rest you can take it from notes or u will understand has u get experienced.
no need to feel sorry for the question . because their is no certain age or time to know or learn about anything .
Anand Kumar
13th June 2009 From India, Bharat
Dear Gayu,
I would thank you and appreciate you for raising this thread about'' Management''..Look we have got so innovativ and different ideas.As, we can see defination of Management with differnt ideas & perception..Its not necesaary that what management is for 1 person, is d same for other 1's..So, we have got differnt ideas here..
Also,do read books, search on google,but understand one thing you are most welcome to raiise any query related to HR..We still have broadminded members here who would definately encourage you & give you solution in better way..So keep going with your questions..Thanks to all those who have answred in postiv way and not in a sarcastic attitude.
Also Remember, one who ask doubt may be fool for some time,but the one who nevr ask in right time remains fool forevr..So,Keep this positiv and optimistic attitude alwz..
Tkcr and All the Best
Rashmi Bhalerao
''There is little darkness before every dawn''
14th June 2009 From India, Mumbai
Well, according to me management is all about managing people, and more people and getting them to work. You can make machines do what u want but just try that with people!!!!
In practice, forget what the books say. Just use all your senses (more than 5,:icon5:) intuitions, psychology, anything to get the best out of people and lead them onward. In the process they should feel uplifted and motivated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's all. :huh::-D:icon10::idea::confused:
14th June 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear Ravi_HRM & others:

i would have agreed with you, had the question being something like; "...I have studied Management and related concepts; yet I am not able to grasp the essence. i am curious to know, if experienced persons who apply the princiciples of Management, have any other definition of Management than the academic one?... etc."

In the present form, nashbramhall, a Senior Member & Board Moderator is perfectly right in getting irritated. The question is like a person who got a driving Licence (may be without passing a driving test, but "managing" it) asking " What is a car?" or a person with a LLB degree (again may be a "managed" degree) asking. "What is a Court?"

Seen in this light nashbramhall has rightfully responded with certain apprehension about the institute.

This is a forum for HR professional - seasoned or otherwise; who network to gain new knowledge on intricacies & ambiguity of HR issues and its future developments. Such generic question do dilute its seriousness. If you are a sportsman, then you'll understand - would test players prefer to play matches with mohalla cricket team?

And finally my answer to gayu is :

My dear, there are many definitions of "management"; but the concept is so broad & deep that management gurus keep working at it. there are many everydaqy questions (like, why did Ramalinga Raju has to do it? How come a company like GM could not avaoid it? why did US banks get into sub-prime loans and got the whole world deep into this recession shit) to which we are yet to find any answer.

In my opinion, "management" is what certain workers in a big industry told me, some twenty years back:

- MANAGing MEN Tactfully :icon1:

- getting THINGS done (by hook or by crook - added as an after-thought) :icon10:

- knowing everything (as in 'management knows everything') :icon6:

14th June 2009 From India, Delhi
the word management contains words like " Man", Age, Men & Ment". Using this you can define " management" is an art of getting the work done by menting men ( includes women also - don't get me wrong) of different ages towards a common goal or purpose.
15th June 2009 From India, Madras
There is a lot of controversy over the term “MANAGEMENT”. Without going into the controversy let’s try to understand it. Management is simply a discipline like medical, teaching, law and any other profession. Those who practice medical called doctors and practitioner of law called lawyers likewise practitioner management called manager.

The discipline of management is different form other discipline in some respect. See while for practicing profession like law, medical and Company Law etc. one need to posses an essential prescribed qualification but for practicing management one need not to posses any degree or diploma in the relevant field. One can be a successful manager on the basis of experience and wisdom. Second difference may be the results. A manager is concerned not only with the process of doing something but also with the result. He has to be result oriented.

What you say? Let me have your views on this……….


15th June 2009 From India, Delhi
Simply put; Management is utilising the given resources to the maximum in the most efficient manner and deliver the required results.
I guess the one liner says it all. This can ofcourse be discussed in detail.

15th June 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear Gayu,

Congrats for asking the right defination. Primarily management means not all the above stuff, which people have shared with u, but it is to manage ur non- productive, un-skilled, bureacrats bosses and then secondarily it comes to manage ur organisation, Which ur well-wishers have correctly defined. If u learn the primary thing, no doubt u will be successful manager.
With regard's,
17th June 2009 From India, Bangalore
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