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Ch 23: Praxis Business: Management

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Prepare for your business content knowledge Praxis with fun and engaging video lessons. Review the functions and roles of management and human resources, in addition to the skills necessary for effective managers.

Praxis Business: Management - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to review the essential roles and functions of management and human resources. Revisit the skills necessary for effective managers. The short, user-friendly videos address key concepts and offer self-assessing quizzes to check your understanding. The lessons pertain to the following important concepts:

  • Levels of management
  • Managerial roles, according to Henry Mintzberg
  • Four management functions: organizing, planning, controlling and leading
  • Four types of planning: tactical, strategic, contingency and operational
  • Human resource management
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Assessment of training needs
  • Laws and regulations of human resource management

The video lessons lead you through management's top functions and roles to help you prepare for the test. Use the quiz at the end of each lesson to check your progress.

Praxis Business: Management Objectives

The Praxis content knowledge business test assesses your knowledge concerning the functions of management and human resources. Use these lessons to get experience with the types of questions you might find on the exam.

About 12 multiple-choice questions on the test will relate to marketing and management topics. They compose about ten percent of the entire 120-question test. You'll have two hours to complete the exam, and you may take it in paper or computer formats.

Each state sets its own passing scores. The score report you receive will include your score and information as to whether you passed. It will also indicate the possible range of scores, the raw points available and any applicable recognition of excellence.

14 Lessons in Chapter 23: Praxis Business: Management
Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers

1. Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers

The role of a manager in organizations is complex. While managers can come in different shapes and sizes they all share the task of utilizing people and resources to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will discuss the roles and functions of management found in each of the three levels of management.

Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

2. 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.

Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

3. Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

There are many roles a manager has within an organization. Henry Mintzberg describes ten specific managerial roles most commonly seen within organizations. This lesson will discuss each of these roles and what behaviors are associated with them.

Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling

4. Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling

A person who holds a management position inside an organization is required to think strategically and conceptually in order to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will describe the four functions of management and how they relate to organizational success.

Planning as a Function of Management

5. Planning as a Function of Management

In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.

Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

6. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.

Organizing as a Function of Management

7. Organizing as a Function of Management

Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.

Leading as a Function of Management

8. Leading as a Function of Management

This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.

Controlling as a Function of Management

9. Controlling as a Function of Management

In this lesson, we will explore the role of controlling as a function of management and its use of various control mechanisms to reach organizational goals.

Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

10. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

In this lesson, we will explore the role a manager plays in human resource management, including hiring and staffing. We will also look at the circumstances affecting employment decisions such as promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign and termination.

The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

11. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

When a company is hiring, they need to ensure that they hire the right employees. There are several different steps involved in the hiring process. This lesson explains these steps that include application forms, testing, interviewing, reference checks and health exams.

Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

12. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

13. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

Learn about several laws, regulations, policies and governing entities that human resource management (HRM) must comply with, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment and affirmative action.

Change Agent: Definition & Role

14. Change Agent: Definition & Role

Change agents can be vital to struggling organizations, helping them get back on track by adapting to a changing environment. In this lesson, you well learn what a change agent is and the change agent's role. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

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