Principles of Management
- Garant předmětu:
- Institute of Management Studies
The purpose of the course is to give a basic perspective of Management theories and Practices. This will form foundation to study other functional areas of management. Together we will explore the things managers do and how it affects the compnay’s ultimate success or failure. We’ll evaluate the standards for good management and how their role as a leader impacts the organization.
Assessment methods and criteria:
Term paper30 %
Participation and attendance20 %
- Syllabus of lectures:
Topic 1: Introduction
Introduction: definitions of management and leadership, managerial roles and functions; exploding the common myths of managment, Science or Art? Managing people and organizations in the context of Todays‘ Manager, the Challenges of Management
Topic 2: The Global Manager – Managing with a ‚boundaryless‘ attitude.
The Managers Changing Work Environment & Responsibilities and the Global Manager
Topic 3: Management Theory
Scientific Management (Fredrick W.Taylor), Human Relations (Elton Mayo, Douglas Mc Gregor's Theory X and Theory Y), Motivational theories: Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Frederick Herzberg’s two factors, David McLelland’s needs theory
Topic 4: Evaluating power within leadership theory
5 types of power - of power (legitimate, expert, referent, coercive, reward), Thomas-Kilmann model of Conflict Styles, implications of the model.
Topic 5: Global Leadership Theory
Trait approach and Contingency approaches to leadership, Dimensions of Leadership, Leadership Behavior and styles, developing leadership skills, transformational and transactional leaders
Topic 6: Leadership skills
Distinguishing mentoring and coaching, the skills required to perform an advisory role, assertivity: behaviour and impact.
Topic 7: Managing work, customers, employees and self
Identifying personal learning style and implications thereof, delagating skills, meeting skills, giving and receiving feedback, the becesity of personal reflection.
Topic 8: Groups and Teams
Groups v teams, Stages of team life cycle, roles of team members, danger of group think, determining standards of performance, commitment to the team.
Topic 9: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
Interpersonal communication Barriers to Effective communication, Communication in Organizations, Using Communication Skills to manage Conflicts. Communicating for understanding and results, creating productive interpersonal relationships.
Topic 10: Organizational Change and Innovation
Nature of organizing, organization levels and span of management – Factors determining span - Organisational design and structure –line and staff concepts, staffing – delegation, decentralization and recentralisation of authority - responsive organizations.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
•Describe what an organization is and the role that managers play in organizations.
•Describe the environment in which organizations conduct business and how this influences their management.
•Describe the practices used in contemporary organizations to facilitate good management.
•Differentiate between leadership and management and the skills needed to perform both roles.
- Study materials:
Robbins, Decenzo, and Coulter (2013), Fundamentals of Management, Essential Concepts and Applications, 8th ed., Prentice Hall
Badaracco, Joseph L. Defining Moments, When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Wrong. Boston: Harvard Business School Press
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: