Principles of Management notes – University notes

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT

Subject content

BACKGROUND TO MODERN MANAGEMENT

  • Introduction
  • Role of Theory in Management
  • The Managerial Skills
  • Functions of Managers

THEORIES OF MANAGEMENT

  • Classical Management Theory
    • Administrative Theory
    • Bureaucracy by Max Weber (1864-1920)
  • Scientific Management Theory
  • Behavioral Management Theory
  • Systems Theory
  • Contingency Theory

PLANNING FUNCTION

  • Types or levels of planning
  • Hierarchy of Management
  • Steps in Planning

ORGANIZING FUNCTION

  • Elements of an Organizational Structure
  • Organisational design

STAFFING FUNCTION

  • Human Resource Planning
  • Components of HR Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and development
  • Performance appraisal
  • Employee compensation

DIRECTING FUNCTION

  • Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation

COMMUNICATION

  • Functions of Communication
  • The Process of Communication
  • Causes of Communication Failure
  • Types of Communication

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