The role of manger to is to achieve the objectives of the organisation through people. A leading function of management is influencing others to work towards achieving those objectives and results through other people therefore a major responsibility in this role is to motivate staff.
Businesses often have so much going on that it is necessary to sit down and plan for the future. A fantastic method to monitor and control plans is by preparing Action Plans for businesses. This promotes good management of companies. It is not only pointing out specific key areas that need improvement but also enables […]
Effective communication is often the key to success. It is therefore vital that the words you speak are interpreted to give the same message you intended. “Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood” Freeman Teague, Jr. However, often unknown to the speaker, words can be misheard and the wrong message received. The following […]
Management can be defined as “the attainment of organisational goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organising, leading and controlling organisational resources.” There are two important aspects to this definition: The work towards the attainment of organisational goals; The four functions of management including: planning, organising, leading and controlling.
A hallmark of an effective manager is their ability to delegate. You cannot effectively manage and lead without delegation. Delegation is where you give responsibility and authority for a task to another individual which both useful and intimidating at the same time. Delegation can be a major challenge for some individuals who may be reluctant […]
Time can be thought of as the most valuable resource we have. It is not like money (although both seem to be a limited resource). It cannot be stored in the bank for later use. We cannot ‘make’ more time, but most people, even those with good time management skills can benefit from time management […]
Is Modern Technology Taking over in the workplace? In recent years, it’s becoming more likely to have mail in your email inbox than in your letterbox. With the internet taking over, is it for the better? According to recent studies up to 75% of a company’s property can be recovered through email. All emails are […]
In today’s extremely competitive environment continuous change is a given. Long gone are the days when employees could continue doing the same job the same way they always have. Employees’ today are required to adapt constantly to incorporate change into their organisations. Change is going to be a permanent fixture in most organisations. Change can […]
It has been argued that non verbal communication has more meaning than verbal communication itself with most studies claiming that 55% of all communication is non- verbal, 7% spoken words and 38% tone of voice( as shown in Figure 1.1). Figure 1.1 But what is non verbal communication? It consists of one’s body language, facial […]
Many of us dread the sound of the alarm clock going off at 7am, with the only quick movement before 9am is pushing the snooze button for 10 more minutes. But with many employers opting to follow the Japanese, our lazy mornings may be a thing of the past. Health and wellbeing has been highlighted […]