Sunday, January 25, 2009

KOS 1110:Introduction to Management

Management in business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.

Management can also refer to the person or people who perform the act(s) of management.

Managerial levels and hierarchy

The management of a large organization may have three levels:

  1. Senior management (or "top management" or "upper management")
  2. Middle management
  3. Low-level management, such as supervisors or team-leaders

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