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Ch 2: Management Basics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Management Basics chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master basic management. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of management basics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding management basics will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding managerial roles and functions.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about management basics.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Management Basics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Management Basics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How do low-level, middle-level and upper-level managers differ?
  • What skills do I need to promote staff productivity?
  • How does Henry Mintzberg define managerial roles?
  • What are the four functions of management?

17 Lessons in Chapter 2: Management Basics: Help and Review
Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

1. Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

This lesson will discuss the types of skills a manager needs, including technical, human, and conceptual skills. You'll learn how each of these skill sets impacts a manager's ability to effectively lead his or her employees.

What Are Technical Skills in Management? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Technical Skills in Management? - Definition & Examples

Technical skills are the knowledge and capabilities to perform specialized tasks. Management often needs to have technical skills in order to communicate effectively with line workers and coordinate efforts.

Systems Approach to Management: Theory & Concepts

3. Systems Approach to Management: Theory & Concepts

Systems theory is one of the most prominent theories in management today. In this lesson, you will learn about the theory and its key components. You will also be given an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.

Political Factors in Business: Definition & Examples

4. Political Factors in Business: Definition & Examples

Government actions and political realities often influence the success of a business. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the political factors in business. You'll have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson to test your knowledge.

Disseminator: Role & Definition

5. Disseminator: Role & Definition

To create an efficient environment, a skilled manager distributes information throughout the organization and, particularly, to his or her employees. Learn more about how information flows in an organization through the disseminator managerial role.

Liaison in Management: Definition & Explanation

6. Liaison in Management: Definition & Explanation

Learn more about developing relationships inside and outside of your organization. This lesson addresses the liaison role, one of Henry Mintzberg's managerial roles within the interpersonal category.

Management Styles: Definition, Theory & Types

7. Management Styles: Definition, Theory & Types

Different management styles are constantly rising and falling in popularity. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the more prominent styles of management and the theory underlying each. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Managerial Control: Definition, Techniques & Types

8. Managerial Control: Definition, Techniques & Types

In this lesson, you will learn about the concept of managerial control, what it is, its types and its techniques. You'll also have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Managerial Power Theory: Overview

9. Managerial Power Theory: Overview

Managerial power theory attempts to explain high executive pay. In this lesson, you'll learn what it is and discover its key concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Spokesperson in Management: Definition & Explanation

10. Spokesperson in Management: Definition & Explanation

What is a spokesperson? Can anyone be a spokesperson, or only supermodels and CEOs? How does it fit in with other managerial responsibilities? This lesson explains the spokesperson managerial role, one of ten managerial roles defined by Henry Mintzberg.

What Are Administrative Procedures? - Definition & Explanation

11. What Are Administrative Procedures? - Definition & Explanation

Administrative procedures are part of nearly every public and private organization. In this lesson, you will learn what administrative procedures are and why they are important.

What Is a Decision Tree? - Examples, Advantages & Role in Management

12. What Is a Decision Tree? - Examples, Advantages & Role in Management

Clearly identifying all possible solutions for a given decision is an important part of successful management. In this lesson, you will learn how to use a decision tree to identify and select possible courses of action.

What Is a Non-Profit Business? - Definition & Example Business Plan

13. What Is a Non-Profit Business? - Definition & Example Business Plan

Non-profit businesses play a large role in the American economy. In this lesson, learn about non-profit business, the benefits of this type of business, the elements included in a non-profit business plan, and how to get expert advice on how to starting a non-profit business.

What is Program Management? - Definition & Examples

14. What is Program Management? - Definition & Examples

The manager that oversees a project is often called a project manager. But what happens when there are multiple projects that need to be completed? Multiple projects that are managed together are done so under program management, and this lesson will teach you all about it.

Program Management: Process, Metrics & Tools

15. Program Management: Process, Metrics & Tools

In this lesson, we will define program management and discuss the basic process, standard metrics and relevant tools that can be used to implement solutions with the help of a program management office (PMO) framework.

Program Management: Methodology & Best Practices

16. Program Management: Methodology & Best Practices

Welcome to the world of program management, where similar projects are managed together to fulfill a larger goal. Program management successfully bridges the gap between projects within an organization.

Employee Behavior Log Template

17. Employee Behavior Log Template

What's the best way to keep track of employee performance and behaviors? Consider a behavior log! In this lesson, we'll take a look at the component of such a log and develop a template you can customize.

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