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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Behavioral School of Management Theory: Help and Review
- Contemporary and Future School of Management Theory: Help and Review
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- Organizational Change: Help and Review
- Organizing in Business Management: Help and Review
- Work Teams: Help and Review
- Leading in Organizations: Help and Review
- Leadership Theory: Help and Review
- Motivation in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Communication in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Controlling in Organizations: Help and Review
- Human Resources Basics: Help and Review
- Strategic Management and Managerial Decision Making: Help and Review
- Production and Quality Assurance: Help and Review
- Managing Organizational Changes
- International Management and Contemporary Issues: Help and Review
- Introduction to Small Business Management
- Theories of Business Management