In the business world, we often tend to use “manager” for “leader” and vice versa. It is not always easy to distinguish one from another. These two terms are moreover often confused and considered as synonyms. However, there are important differences between leadership and management. In fact, these two terms would have different definitions. Leadership … Continue reading Are management and leadership the same ?
Administrative management is classical management theory developed by the French mining engineer Henri Fayol (1841-1923) in his book “Industrial and general administration ” published in 1916.Fayol suggested 14 principles that focus on the administrative side of management.This theory generally calls for a formalized administrative structure.For Fayol, who was trying to find a rational way to design an organization … Continue reading The principles of administrative management. | Henri Fayol.
During the 19th century, the world was witnessing an industrial revolution which shifted agrian and artisanal societies towards towards commercial and industrial societies and established new manufacturing processes. This resulted in an increasing pace of industry, large groups of people working together, people working alongside machinery and companies started looking for more effective ways to … Continue reading Classical Management Theory.
The Austrian psychologist Fred Edward Fiedler (1922- 2017), one of the leading researchers in the industrial and organizational psychology, was behind one of the most remarkable management and leadership theories in the 20th century: The contingency management theory. According Fiedler’s contingency management theory, there is no one best way to structure a corporation and lead … Continue reading Fiedler’s contingency management theory.
The managerial process: regroups a set of functions and activities that managers engage in to direct the organization towards achieving its goals. This process Consists of 4 functions that are indispensable to manage a business: – Planning: is a proactive process of setting objectives, determining the means necessary to achieve them and defining the steps … Continue reading The managerial process
What makes a good leader ?Here are some leadership qualities that are common among the world’s most successful businesses leaders: – Self-awareness: before you can understand other people and know how you can help them learn, grow and develop you first need to truly know and understand yourself and what you’re trying to achieve, you … Continue reading What makes a good leader ?
What does Human Resource Management mean? What are some of its basics? and its common goals ? These are the questions we’ll be trying to answer in this article to cover this subject of HRM. First let’s start by discovering the concept of Human resource.Human resource (HR): according to cambridge dictionary, human resource refers to … Continue reading Human Resource Management
By the end of 1960s, the Canadian academic Henry MINTZBERG, after many studies about a manager’s duties and responsibilities, end up identifying 10 essential managerial roles classified into 3 categories:Interpersonal roles, Informational roles, Decisional roles. 1. Interpersonal roles: The notion of formal authority produced 3 managerial roles that involve, fundamentally, interpersonal relationships:– Figurehead: By virtue of … Continue reading Managerial roles according to Henry MINTZBERG