Contemporary Management Principles
Major, ongoing change is the distinguishing characteristic of the business environment worldwide and it affects how contemporary organisations operate and deal with change. Organisations still need to do more with less. In addition, they need to provide for the needs of customers who, with more exposure to local and global markets, have higher expectations relating to the cost, quality, speed and innovation of the services and products they purchase from these organisations.
Due to this global need for managing change, ‘new’ forms of organisation are replacing the ‘old’ traditional bureaucracy and presenting managers with unique challenges. Thus managers of contemporary organisations need to take a holistic view of the changes in their environments and need to apply a completely new set of skills.
The approach towards contemporary management principles offered in this publication integrates discussions on vital managerial competencies and skills with information on traditional and essential managerial concepts that have been effective in the past and are still effectively used today in many business organisations.
The emphasis is on the vital role of human resources in the success of an organisation and the need for modern managers to self-actualise and embrace the practice of life-long learning.
Chapter 1 The Evolution of Management Theory
Chapter 2 The Management Process
Chapter 3 Features of Contemporary Organisations and New Management Challenges
PART 11: MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 4 Composition of the Management Environment
Chapter 5 Managing Organisational Change and Individual Stress
Chapter 6 Corporate Culture
Chapter 7 Power, Politics, Conflict Resolution and Negotion
Chapter 8 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility,
Chapter 9 Workforce Diversity
PART 111: PLANNING
Chapter 10 Principles of Planning
Chapter 11 Strategic Management
Chapter 12 Decision Making
Chapter 13 Information Management
Chapter 14 Project Management
PART 1V: ORGANISING
Chapter 15 Principles of Organising
Chapter 16 Value Chain and E-Business
PART V: LEADING
Chapter 17 Individual Behaviour in Organisations
Chapter 18 Work Groups and Teams
Chapter 19 Principles of Leading
Chapter 20 Workforce Motivation
PART V1: CONTROLLING
Chapter 21 Principles of Control