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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.
1. Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers
The typical organization has three levels of managers, including top, middle, and lower, who work together to help an organization achieve its goals. Explore each of these levels of management and learn about the functions and roles performed by managers at each level.
2. Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity
Managerial skills involve technical, human, and conceptual skills that serve managers to effectively do their job and increase their employees' productivity. Learn about each one of these managerial skills and how can managers help their teams using them.
3. Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles
Henry Mintzberg studied the behavior of several CEOs and discovered that managers tend to perform up to 10 managerial roles within the organization. Explore what are these 10 roles and what behaviors are associated with them.
4. Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling
Every person who holds a management position inside an organization has four main functions that lead to organizational success. Explore the four functions of management, how they help an organization to succeed, and learn about the extra function some might add to the main four.
5. Planning as a Function of Management
Planning is one of the primary managerial functions and it leads to other managerial functions such as organizing, controlling, and staffing. Learn about planning as a managerial function, the benefits of planning, and the barriers that interfere with planning.
6. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning
Businesses use different types of plans such as strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency plans to achieve organizational goals. Discover the differences between these four types of planning and the advantages of using them.
7. Organizing as a Function of Management
Organizing is an management function that helps managers implement their plans. Learn about organizing, its importance in an organization, and its relationship to the planning management function.
8. Leading as a Function of Management
The most successful and influential managers are those who understand that leading is a function of management, and they have the ability to act as leaders. Explore leading as a function of management by comparing leadership in two vastly different situations: at war and in the workplace.
9. Controlling as a Function of Management
Controlling is an important management function that helps organizations achieve success. Learn about controlling, including the steps in the controlling process, and how to use the steps to help an organization achieve its collective goals.
10. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing
Human resources management involves the hiring and management of staffing for an organization. This lesson explores aspects of human resource management such as recruitment, promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign, and termination.
11. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees
Human resource managers go through a series of steps to identify and acquire the best candidates to fill a posted job requirement. Learn how human resource managers use the hiring process to recruit and hire employees.
12. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization
When an organization identifies weak areas, they need to assess the training needs of the organization to develop proper training plans. Learn about the steps involved in the assessing training needs process and how to apply them in a real-life scenario.
13. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations
Human resource management must also comply with applicable laws and regulations such as sexual harassment laws, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity. Learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and their role in upholding worker rights and safety.
14. Change Agent: Definition & Role
A 'change agent' can help a business or organization transform itself. Discover more about the definition of change agent, the role they play in an organization, and competencies they must have, including: broad knowledge, operational and relational knowledge, sensitivity and maturity, and authenticity.
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