Ch 4: Contemporary & Future School of Management Theory Overview

About This Chapter

This comprehensive business chapter examines the fundamentals of contemporary and future school of management theory. The chapter's lessons and quizzes are intended for managerial employees who want to build upon their management skills and theoretical knowledge.

Contemporary & Future School of Management Theory Overview - Chapter Summary

If your managers are looking for a way to integrate contemporary and future school of management theory at work, have them review this self-paced professional development chapter. Consisting of engaging video lessons, this chapter helps managers quickly review the applications of business concepts like:

  • Systems management theory
  • The modern theory of management
  • The quantitative school of management
  • The contingency school of management
  • Operations management

Included in the chapter are short quizzes that can help managers quickly reinforce the information while it's fresh in their minds. You can assign these lessons and quizzes to your managers at any time, and they can review the materials on any Internet-connected device.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter helps employees cultivate a thorough awareness of several modern-day management theories and schools of management.
  • Breaks down operations management topics: Employees will be able to use operations management as a way to focus on production efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Strengthens managerial knowledge/skills: Managers who complete the chapter will be able to use these management theories to lead their employees more effectively.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your managerial employees should be able to:

  • Explain the modern theory of management
  • Understand what operations management says about customer satisfaction and production efficiency
  • Define systems management theory
  • Create disaster recovery plans
  • Compare the quality, quantitative and contingency schools of management

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Contemporary & Future School of Management Theory Overview
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Modern Theory of Management

1. Modern Theory of Management

Theories of management have evolved over time, focusing on different approaches for different situations. Explore three modern theories of management and learn how best to balance them.

Quantitative School of Management: Improving Managerial Decision-Making

2. Quantitative School of Management: Improving Managerial Decision-Making

Learn how cooperation between mathematicians and scientists during World War II led to the formation of the Quantitative School of Management. Explore the influence of the Quantitative School of Management in improving managerial decision-making.

Operations Management: Focusing on Production Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction

3. Operations Management: Focusing on Production Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction

Operations management involves overseeing and controlling the manufacturing process, which includes materials planning, process planning, capital requirements, and human capital. Explore operations management and strategies for improving production efficiency.

Systems Management Theory

4. Systems Management Theory

Companies rely on systems management theory to help facilitate determined steps designed to achieve a goal. Learn about the systems management theory, the different types of systems, and how systems function within an organization.

Contingency School of Management

5. Contingency School of Management

The contingency school of management argues that planning and organizing must be tailored to the specific issues a company might face. Explore the contingency school of management, disaster recovery planning, and environmental scanning.

Practical Application: Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

6. Practical Application: Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

No matter how hard we try to prevent things that will have a negative impact on the organization, disaster strikes anyway. When this happens, it's important that everyone in the organization knows how to restore normal operations quickly.

Quality School of Management: Kaizen & Reengineering Approaches

7. Quality School of Management: Kaizen & Reengineering Approaches

Total Quality Management, or TQM, is an approach to business activities that can help an organization deliver better products and services. Explore TQM, including the Kaizen philosophy and reengineering approaches, discover how it helped Japanese manufacturers become global competitors, plus learn how any organization can incorporate TQM into its processes.

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Practice Final Exam
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