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Definitions of management by various author

  1. 1. Definition of management By Pawel Gautam
  2. 2. It is very difficult to give a precise definition of the term management. Different management authors have viewed management from their own angles moreover, during the evolutionary process of management different thinkers laid emphasis on different expects. For example, F.W. Taylor emphasized engineering aspects, Elton Mayo laid emphasis on human relations aspects, E.F.L, Brech, George R. Terry emphasis on, decision making aspect, Ralph Davis stresses leadership aspect and some other like Barry Richman etc. emphasized integration or coordination aspect
  3. 3. Harold koontz “Management is the art of getting things done through others and with formally organised groups.”
  4. 4. F.W. Taylor “Management is the art of knowing what you want to do and then seeing that they do it in the best and the cheapest manner.”
  5. 5. George R.Terry “Management is a distinct process consisting of planning, organising, actuating and controlling; utilising in each both science and arts, and followed in order to accomplish pre-determined objective.”
  6. 6. Peter Drucker “Management is a multipurpose organ that manage a business and manages managers and manages workers and work.”
  7. 7. Henri Fayol “Management is to forecast, to plan, to organize, to command, to coordinate and control activities of others.”
  8. 8. M.P. Follett “Management is the art of getting things done through people.”
  9. 9. Mary Cushing Nile “Good management, or scientific management, achieves a social objective with the best use of human and material energy and time, and with satisfaction for the participants and the public.”
  10. 10. Joseph Massie “Management is defined as the process by which a cooperative group directs action towards common goals.”
  11. 11. “Management is a social and technical process which utilizes, resources, influences, human action and facilitates changes in order to accomplish organizational goals.” Theo Haimann & William Scott
  12. 12. Traditional View Point Modern View Point  Art of getting things done by other  Process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling activities of others  Mobilizing and utilizing physical and human resources for achieving organizational goal.  Prime mover of organization making it functional and productive  Process of creating conductive and proper internal environment in the organization  Process of coping with changing external environment by relating strengths and weakness of organization with it
  13. 13. Conclusion Management simply means a specific process of planning, organizing, staffing directing and controlling the efforts of the people who are engaged in activities in business organization in order to attain predetermined objective of such organizations.
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