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Below is a sample breakdown of the Management in Organizations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Stakeholder vs. stockholder||Compare and contrast stakeholder and stockholder approaches to management|
|Tuesday||Top, middle and low-level managers||Definition of terms and purpose of roles in organizations|
|Wednesday||Functions of management||Summary of management functions, including leading, planning, organizing and controlling|
|Thursday||Decision making process for organizations||Definition of problem to be solved, identification of limiting factors and development of potential alternatives|
|Friday||Continuation of decision making process for organization||Examination of alternatives, selection of the best alternatives, implementation of decision and establishment of a control and evaluation system|
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.
2. 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.
3. The Decision Making Process for Organizations
We will be discussing the formal decision making process for managers. The process will show you how to look at a problem and use a series of steps to address that problem. It is a key element of managerial decision making and one that is very practical for the business environment.
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