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Ch 1: Management Basics

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Watch management video lessons and learn management basics, like the levels of management and the roles of managers. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Management Basics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Don't let everything you've heard about management cloud your mind. Get the truth from our video lessons! You'll learn about top, middle and low-level management. Our lessons will tell it like it is and you'll soon see why some of those managers you love to hate are actually in a similar position as you, the lowly employee. Find out why there are different levels of management, so you can fully understand the role of management at each level.

Being a manager isn't as easy as sitting in a back office occasionally tapping on a computer keyboard. There's a lot of responsibility resting on the shoulders of a manager. Our lessons will help you to learn what it takes to be a good manager. You'll study specific skills, such as those of the interpersonal, conceptual and technical variety, that a good manager needs to possess. We'll also go over how a good manager promotes employee productivity, and we'll take a look at Henry Mintzberg's definition of managerial roles.

Lessons will take a deeper look into the four main functions of a manager. These apply to any level of management and define the main things a manager must do to create success in a business. You'll see how planning and organizing are important to good management. You'll also study the roles of leading and controlling in management. Our lessons will show you some real examples, so you can fully understand what it is that managers do. After watching our lessons, the next time you see a manager sitting in a back room, you probably won't be so quick to assume they're doing nothing, and you'll have a better understanding of just how hard their job really is. Thanks for watching!

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