Management deals with the achievement of objectives of organization through managing the people and resources of the organization. Different management thinkers defined management differently. Let’s discuss the Management definition by different authors.
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The prominent thinkers and authors of management subject are Herold Koontz, Cyril O’Donnell, Henri Fayol, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Mary Parker Follett, Peter Ferdinand Drucker etc. Lets’ go through the definition of management given by these authors.
According to Harold Koontz and Cyril O’Donnell, Management is the process of getting things done through the organized group efforts. Harold Koontz was the author of book titled ‘The Management Theory Jungle’.
According to Henri Fayol, Management is to forecast, to plan, to organize, to command, to coordinate and control activities of others. He wrote the book titled ‘Industrial and General Administration’. He is also known as Father of Modern Management.
According to Frederick Winslow Taylor, Management is the art of knowing what you want to do in the best and cheapest way. FW Taylor is known as father of scientific management. He wrote the book titled ‘The Principles of Scientific Management’
According to Mary Parker Follett, Management is the art of getting things done through the efforts of others.
According to Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Management is the multipurpose organ that manages a business, manages managers, manages workers and work. He wrote the book titled ‘The Principles of Management’.
According to George R Terry, Management is the distinct process consisting of activities of planning, organizing, actuating, controlling, performed to determine and accomplish the objectives by use of people and resources.
According to Donald Cough, Management is the art and science of decision making and leadership.
According to Mary Cushing Niles, Good Management, or Scientific Management, achieves a social objective with the best use of Human and Material Energy and time and with satisfaction for the participants and the public.
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