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What management is
By: Joan Magretta
Published: 01-MAR-04

Society has always had managers, if we want to use the term loosely. Managers are essentially people in positions of institutional power, such as owners and overseers. It is only recently that the discipline of managing has been taught, practised and improved upon, and the level of performance raised.

Nobody can argue that the managers of large, multinational corporations wield extensive powers, and that their organisations are run principally from the top down. Managers tend to dish out theory and tools after a wangling of specialised knowledge to building organisational structures that work.

These theories substantially affect our lives, and it is for this reason that management is everyone's business. Part One of this book focuses on where your organisation is headed and how to execute an effective strategy. Part Two is about facing reality and delivering results. Whatever your management position, even if you have only one person under you, this guide is an excellent, rounded and complete description of what the person in the manager's seat is supposed to be doing.

Publisher: Profile Media
ISBN: 1-86197-645-3


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