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What is Management?

What is Management

Think about…

What is your definition of a manager?

Management is generally regarded as being about ‘making things happen’ and the role of the manager is often closely linked to the hierarchy of an organisation.

Reading

Read the section “The Managerial/Leadership Grid® in “Management and Organisational Behaviour” (pages 211-214 in the 6th edition).

Read the sections on ‘Choice of managerial style’ and ‘Managerial effectiveness’ in “Management and Organisational Behaviour” (pages 229-234 in the 6th edition).

Activity

Where would you place the following on the Managerial/Leadership Grid®?

 Yourself

 Your immediate line manager

 The senior management of your institution

Do you think that any of these would be more effective managers if they exercised a different style of management?