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- Differences between leaders and managers
- Methods for empowering employees
- Functions of management
- Internal and external factors in organizational change
- Ways to improve employee performance
- Levels of management
- Management by Objective (MBO)
- Managerial challenges
- Managerial skills
- Henry Mintzberg's definitions of managerial roles
- Organizational controls
- Planning roles and types
- Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT)
- Types of internal organizational change
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. What is a SWOT Analysis?
In the business world, as in many other places, decisions aren't made lightly. Rather, management spends a long time considering the pros and cons of every choice. This lesson will teach you about one of the key ways they do that, the SWOT analysis.
8. How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change
Managers must recognize and respond to all factors that affect their organizations. This lesson describes how the internal and external environments of an organization drive change within the company.
9. Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process
Organizational change can occur in response to internal or external factors. This lesson focuses specifically on those changes that occur in a company's internal environment, including structural, strategic, people and process changes.
10. Managerial Challenges Caused by Organizational Change
External factors and internal environmental factors are responsible for many overall organizational changes. With change, managers must plan for challenges they may face when trying to implement new ways of doing things.
11. 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.
12. Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations
Leadership is the action of leading employees to achieve goals. It plays an important role in employee performance and productivity. Learn about how leaders influence employee behavior in this lesson.
13. Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader
Are all managers leaders? Are all leaders managers? This lesson presents arguments that place a manager and a leader into two separate categories, each with their own defining characteristics.
14. 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.
15. How to Empower Employees & Improve Employee Performance
Empowered employees have the potential to reach high levels of productivity because they feel in control of their jobs. This lesson will describe how a manager can empower an employee to motivate employee performance.
16. 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.
17. Organizational Controls: Feedforward, Concurrent & Feedback
In the business world, organizations constantly need to ensure that they're meeting the goals they've set for themselves. That's where the three types of organizational controls come in. Watch this lesson to learn about feedforward, concurrent and feedback controls.
18. What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process
Management by objective (MBO) changed the way many companies worked and functioned. With MBO, employees' input was sought out and used to help develop the goals and objectives for the organization.
19. Unity Of Command in Management: Principle & Definition
The concept of unity of command is a classic principle of management theory. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of unity of command, examine the principle and review some examples. You will also be given an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge by taking a short quiz.
20. Strategic Business Units: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we'll be looking at strategic business units, which are smaller specialized divisions within large companies. After the lesson, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.
21. Participant Observation: Definition and Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about participant observation and its usefulness in research studies. We will discuss why it should be used as well as look at various examples.
22. Chain of Command: Definition & Examples
Chain of command is a principle of a formal organization. In this lesson, you will learn what a chain of command is and will be provided some examples to explain the principle. You will have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz following the lesson.
23. Delegation in Management: Definition & Explanation
Delegation is vital for the accomplishment of many organizational tasks. In this lesson, you will learn what delegation is and some of its key concepts.
24. Division Of Work in Management: Definition & Explanation
What is the best way to get a job done? In this lesson, we will look at Henri Fayol's division of work principle. You will see what the history and purpose of this principle was, and how it affects modern day management.
25. Figurehead in Management: Definition & Explanation
A figurehead is defined as a person with a title but no real authority. Could this mean that the term 'figurehead managerial role' is an oxymoron? Read on to find out more about the purpose and function of this role.
26. Informational Roles of a Manager: Examples & Explanation
Learn more about decisional, informational and interpersonal managerial roles as described by Henry Mintzberg, and take a peek behind the curtain at how leaders process and communicate in the informational managerial role.
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