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    Management in all business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Management comprises

    planning , organizing , staffing , leading , directing, facilitating and controlling or manipulating 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.

    Overview

    Some definitions of management are:

    Organization and coordination of the activities of an enterprise in accordance with certain policies and in achievement of clearly defined objectives. Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials, and money. According to the management guru Peter Drucker (1909–2005), the basic task of a management is twofold: marketing and innovation.

    Directors and managers who have the power and responsibility to make decisions to manage an enterprise. As a discipline, management comprises the interlocking functions of formulating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing the firm's resources to achieve the policy's objectives. The size of management can range from one person in a small firm to hundreds or thousands of managers in multinational companies. In large firms the board of directors formulates the policy which is implemented by the chief executive officer.

    One can also think of management functionally, as the action of measuring a quantity on a regular basis and of adjusting some initial plan ; or as the actions taken to reach one's intended

    goal .

    The Seven Goals of Management

    The French management theorist Henri Fayo considers management to consist of seven functions:

    1. planning

    2. organizing

    3. leading

    4. co-ordinating

    5. controlling

    6. staffing

    7. motivating

    Some people, however, find this definition, while useful, far too narrow. The phrase "management is what managers do" occurs widely, suggesting the difficulty of defining management, the shifting nature of definitions, and the connection of managerial practices with the existence of a managerial class.

    English speakers may also use the term "management" or "the management" as a collective word describing the managers of an organization, for example of a

    corporation . Historically this use of the term was often contrasted with the term "Labor" referring to those being managed.

    Towards the end of the 20th century, business management came to consist of six separate branches, namely:

    Human resource management

    Operations management or production management

    Strategic management

    Marketing management

    Financial management

    Information technology management responsible for

    management information systems

    Source

    The original entry consisted of material from Wikipedia.

    See also

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