Thursday, March 21, 2013

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MANAGEMENT

            Management in broader view is concerned with effective and proper coordination of an organizations labor force and the materials within the company and all the factors that help the organization in realizing its set goals and objectives. The art of management also comprises the interrelationship between the organization and its workers and also the interaction between the organization and its environment. (Drucker, 2005). It therefore follows that proper management in an organization is necessary if the organization is to achieve its goals and satisfy all its workers. In order to achieve this, the organizations must recruit a competent manager who will be able to organize all the factors of production with the aim of making profits. Managers are the individuals who use their management skills in executing the goals of the organization.
            In an organization the management team may range from one person to hundreds of individuals depending on the size of the organization and the workload. The major difference between the managers and the individual workers is the duty that they perform; the managers are charged with the duty of formulating policies and ensuring that the policies are well executed while the individual employees have a duty of executing the policies formulated by the managers. The managers therefore have to work in conjunction with the individual employees to ensure that set goals are met

Question 2
            Over the years, the art of management has greatly evolved and changed from the old model method of management to incorporate the new advanced methods and the incorporation of information management technology. The management work in today’s evolved world is made simpler due to some issues which include the following: Previously, when serious information was to be passed to the members of the company, a meeting had to be called which constituted to time wasting and hence poor performance but today manager just use emails to convey information.
            Today, managers are time savers because they have realized that time greatest recourse that is being wasted and hence they came up the idea of electronic monitoring machine to analyze each employee. In addition, the managers have adopted the use information technology to boost their performance and increase productivity of the employees.

Question 3
            The management team of any organization has a function of planning the events of the company. A plan is a future course of action and it involves deciding what to do, when to do it and how to do it. It involves proper utilization of human and non-human resources, (Koontz and O’donell, 2010). The managers also organize the organization by bringing together the physical, financial and the human recourses together to enable the company to achieve its goals. In addition, managers undertake the duty of staffing the organization; this involves manning the company through proper selection and effective interviewing of employees to ensure that only competent employees are hired and they are placed where they are suited. (Koontz and O’donell, 2010).  In conclusion managers are charged with task of directing the organization which involves ensuring that efficiency is achieved and the company realizes its goal.
            Following the management principles procedure, my company- the Kenya pipeline- is keen enough in undertaking management roles and I feel it’s only challenged when it comes to staffing because the elements of corruption leads to hiring of incompetent personnel which affects the overall performance of the company.

            Question 4
            Based on the idea of changing technology, future managers have to be keen enough and undertake the academic challenge to incorporate technology in their day to day management exercise. Organizations and managers involved with the practice of manual production will be left behind and their productions will be overtaken by the companies that embrace technology in their systems.(Dr.Hurber, 2005). In his writings, Hurber also warns that in future, the level of competition is really rising and organization managers have to take earlier consideration in order to avoid the situation of being left behind. The level of technological advancement has a greater impact on the quality and the quantity of the produce and consequently the market performance. The role of future managers therefore will be have a leading foot in anticipating change and guiding the organization to change its policies and the equipments to fit the changing times of the world. (Dr.Hurber, 2005) he states that the role of future managers will be to create new products and new markets. He continues to add that future managers should take note on the environmental changes and learn how to analyze and interpret the environmental signs since they serve as a basic tool an organization must consider for it to progress and prosper.

Question 5
            Managerial ethics involves strictly observing the codes of conduct in an organization. The codes of conduct spell out clearly the dos and don’ts of the organization and also the manner in which problems are solved in case they do arise. The managers have to ensure that at all times they observe their managerial ethics. This is the only way to ensure that the entire employee fraternity is satisfied and the organizations goals are met and failure to observe the ethics will lead to collapse of the organization.
            In my humble opinion, I think the ethics and social responsibilities are bound to change in the future. This is so because with advancement in technology, the modes of relating between employees are bound to change and this will reduce the friction between employees since there will be other modes of employee interactions other than the traditional physical way of interacting. The technological advancement will produce better sensors that will be able to effectively sense the irregularities in the organization and the social misconduct which involves environmental degradation. (Dr.Hurber, 2005)















References

George Hurber (2006). The necessary nature of future firms.

Koortz and O’donell (2010). Principles of management.

Peter Drucker (2005)