Management

A wide range of definitions and conceptualizations of “management” have been offered and it is often difficult for managers to fully and clearly understand their roles within the organization; however, managers striving for effectiveness and success would do well to invest time and effort into understanding the functions, roles and skills associated with the managerial position. As with definitions of management, researchers and commentators have developed a variety of lists of managerial functions.  The consensus seems to be that managers can expect to be involved in planning, organizing, leading and controlling, and that these functions will be needed when working with a range of organizational resources including people, cash, physical assets and information.  While the specific day-to-day activities of managers will vary depending on his or her place in the organizational hierarchy, he or she must nonetheless have the ability to understand the behaviors and feelings of the people who report to them, senior officials above them in the organizational hierarchy, other colleagues throughout the organization, and external stakeholders such as customers, supplier and regulators.  In addition, managers must be able to maintain self-awareness and monitor their personal capacities for dealing with the stress of their jobs and engaging in activities that will further their career development.  In order to be adroit practitioners of their craft, managers must understand certain basic concepts such as the functions, roles and skills associated with the managerial position; the different levels of managerial effectiveness and how they are measured; and the styles available to managers and the factors that determine which style might be preferred in a particular instance.

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Guides

Management Roles & Activities

Management Skills

Management Styles

Management Systems

Ethical Management

Project Management

Team Management

Organizational Performance and Effectiveness

Managing in Developing Countries

Handbooks

Practicing Management: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Research Papers

Introduction to Management Studies

Comparative Management Studies

Management Global Survey (2017)

Articles

MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Checklists and Questionnaires

Checklist of QMS Requirements

Environmental Self-Audit for Small Businesses

ISO 14001 EMS Checklist for Small Businesses

ISO 14001 EMS Self-Assessment Checklist

Forms

FME Management Templates and Checklists

Training Materials

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Managerial Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability Handbook

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Books

AMA Business Boot Camp

Exploring Business

Principles of Management

Sustainable Management Handbook

Sustainable Business Practice

Chapters or Articles in Books

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Cross-Cultural Leadership, Motivation and Decision Making

Managerial Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Understanding the Role of Culture

Articles in Journals

Linking the Balanced Scorecard to Strategy

Why Do Management Practices Differ

Theses and Dissertations

Cross-Cultural Management in Switzerland

Measuring Organizational Performance

Papers

Asian and Western Management Styles

Impact of Culture on Management and Development

Government and Other Public Domain Publications

ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems

Online Articles

Balanced Scorecard and Corporate Social Responsibility