The elements, concepts, theories, and issues studied under management apply in all areas that require proper coordination of ideas and activities through decision making for the purpose of achieving a common goal (Adetule, 2011, p. 21). For example, knowing how to relate well with employees in a working environment improves the general organizational performance, makes workers to understand the importance of collective responsibility in a workplace, and creates a base for mutual understanding within different organizational departments.
In order to develop a good rapport with employees, an organizational manager must understand the needs and demands of every employee, and respond to such needs and demands in a way that upholds the virtue of respective employees (Miles, 2009, p. 41). Most organizations face challenges of funds and at times would want to reduce wages in order to cut down the cost of production. A manager reducing employees’ compensation, for example, may experience difficult time convincing the workers to continue with their normal duties (Donaldson, 2006, p. 12). However, resistance from employees in such a case can be reduced through proper and prior communications, or through well-leveled discussions.
From a practical perspective, most managers apply a combination of theories and concepts in their operations in order to establish the most needed relationship within an organization. For example, while some managers strictly follow elements of authoritative leaderships, other managers present traits of authoritarianism while at the same time applying the rules of motivation to influence employees’ performance. From a personal observation in a workplace, managers tend to remain pivoted to their decisions, especially where the need to take an immediate action arises. In such a case, the process of discussion and group decision making may not apply, and even though employees will complain over new execution plans, any problem that would have risen because of delayed response is eliminated. The ability to remain decisive and apply stern policies that influence employees positively requires proper understanding of the businesses environment, possible responses from employees, and the possibility of adapting to new changes within the shortest time possible. While these managers apply strict rules to improve performance within the organization, their approaches to issues of motivation remain outstanding.
The managers here create internal competition by rewarding employees fairly based on their contributions towards ensuring growth in the organization. The ability to appreciate the roles of workers in an organization is unique and particular to those organizations whose managers are driven by value and outstanding performances (Bush, 2004, p. 67). The motivation given in this case my range from non-financial gifts like creation of a healthy working environment and promotions to financial compensations like one-time money token or a permanent rise in salary. All the mentioned management approaches aim at creating a good work relationship between respective and workers in a way that improves the general operation of an organization.
Professionalism is built through proper training, good understanding of various concepts, and habitual application of every concept taught in class. All the areas taught as under graduate coursework apply in real life situations since within organizations and business, a person must learn how to relate best not only with workers but also with other stakeholders. In this line of learning, managers acquire applicable concepts of management that are desirable for the purposes on both social progress and economic performance (Bush, 2004, p. 69). A career in managerial course puts a person at best position of understanding the challenges businesses face and the stressful moments employees go through in their working environments. A course in management provided the most needed skills that can be used to influence another person positively and to relate in a way that create value in people’s lives.
Throughout the processes of professional development, all the courses offered under management and touching on specific areas like ethics, diversity, leadership challenge, and team leadership contribute towards rebranding personal skills. Even though people may argue that one course is better than the other, the passion people have for particular courses differ and the notion of life improvement also varies depending on areas of interests (Mailick, 2010, p. 71). Therefore, it becomes irrational to disintegrate all the courses provided under management and say that one is better or more applicable than the other.
It therefore remains that all the courses contribute towards creating a positive change in a person, depending on an individuals’ area of interest. For example, organizations vary in terms of ethics and values, and the best way to merge personal values with organizational values is by having a general idea on the importance of operating under particular codes, standards, and rules. At the same time, a manager must understand that organizations bring into place different people brought up in different regions under different cultural and social practices. The entire organizational workforce must be linked through proper operational strategies for the purposes of improving performances. This is important to all organizations that seek to improve their performance.
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