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Directing and Supervision

Language:  English
This book is an attempt to provide an insight into the various aspects of directing and supervision, and is likely to benefit both practising as well as aspiring managers.
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Directing and supervision are significant functions of management. Without them it may be difficult for employees to carry out the assigned tasks. An effective system of supervision ensures performance as per standards. It is through effective supervision that a manager/supervisor can ensure this, and that deviations, if any, may be identified and remedied so that there is no such problem in future too.This book is an attempt to provide an insight into the various aspects of directing and supervision, and is likely to benefit both practising as well as aspiring managers.

About the Author

Manmohan’s interactive style and unique ability to engage with young as well as not so young has made him a very effective training facilitator. He has conducted a horde of training programmes in India and the Middle East. His deep insight into the culture of his home country – India – and that of the Middle East has made it possible for him to effectively engage audiences. He has also made presentations on various topics at International Conferences under the auspices of UNESCO, and ensured that his practical viewpoints are shared with a wide variety of audience.

Currently a Freelance Training Facilitator, Manmohan has authored several eBooks on Management and Education.

Having worked as Head of several educational and training organisations in India, Kuwait and Oman, he has specialised in training programmes for people in a wide variety of professions. He has also made a Webinar presentation on Personality Development organised by a US-based organisation.

An alumnus of Cambridge International College (UK), Manmohan also holds a Ph.D. in Management, and Masters in Business Management, Education and English.

Manmohan is currently India-based and conducts training programmes for college students, professors and management executives.

Among his other programmes the following are in much demand:

  • Soft Skills

  • Business Communication

  • Leadership & Teambuilding

  • Pedagogy of Teaching at college/school level

  • EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) Skills for college professors

  • Guidance and counselling in educational institutions

  • About The Author
  • Preface
  1. Concept of directing
    1. Introduction
    2. Importance of directing
    3. Principles of directing
    4. Characteristics of directing
    5. Universality of directing function
    6. Elements of directing
    7. Summary
    8. Self-assessment exercise
  2. Supervision
    1. Introduction
    2. Universality of supervision
    3. Distinction between directing and supervision
    4. Qualities of a good supervisor
    5. Summary
    6. Self-assessment exercise
  3. Span of supervision
    1. Introduction
    2. Need for span of supervision
    3. Concepts of a reasonable span
    4. Summary
    5. Self-assessment exercise
  4. Factors and levels of supervision
    1. Introduction
    2. Factors of span of supervision
    3. Kinds of span of supervision
    4. Level of supervision
    5. Summary
    6. Self-assessment exercise
  5. Functions of a supervisor
    1. Introduction
    2. Communication of orders and instructions
    3. Introduction of work methods
    4. Making the work less tedious
    5. Selection of employees
    6. Induction of new employees
    7. Training employees
    8. Handling grievances
    9. Enforcing discipliine
    10. Ensuring effective communication
    11. Enforcing safety
    12. Summary
    13. Self-assessment exercise
  • References
  • Table of figures
About the Author

Manmohan Joshi