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Managing People

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Language:  English
This book is an attempt to give an insight into the roles of a manager and to provide guidelines how to manage people as well as their work in the modern business environment.
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Managing people in the modern business environment requires that the manager is able to look after two quite different aspects – the technical or functional aspect which is concerned with the work to be performed by the enterprise or department or section or workgroup, and the managerial aspect which is concerned with the people who are to perform the specified work in the enterprise or department or section or workgroup. A manager must ensure that his/her team must work willingly. For this it is necessary for him/her to recognize what the correct motivation for each member is. A manager should establish a system that is constructive – not obstructive – in which people can hope to perform at their best. He/she should find out where subordinates’ strengths and interest lie, then delegate responsibilities. This book is an attempt to provide some guidelines how to ensure the realization of these aspects.

  1. Meaning of management
    1. The evolution of management
    2. The provision of leadership
    3. The ‘technical’ and ‘human’ aspects of a manager’s job
    4. Management in business
    5. The place of management in modern world of commerce
    6. Types of enterprises
    7. Types of business units
  2. The functions of management
    1. Planning
    2. Organizing
    3. Coordinating
    4. Motivating
    5. Controlling
    6. Management in practice
    7. Managing change
  3. The responsibilities of management
    1. Meaning of responsibility in management
    2. Responsibility and rewards
    3. The meaning of authority
    4. Responsibilities towards the employing enterprise
    5. Responsibilities towards subordinates
    6. Responsibilities towards the community
  4. The delegation of responsibility
    1. The meaning of delegation
    2. The need for delegation
    3. Delegating responsibility in the right manner
    4. Benefits of delegation
    5. Authority
    6. Responsibility, authority and accountability
    7. Organizational structure of enterprises
  5. Communication in management
    1. The meaning of communication
    2. Importance of good communication
    3. Types of administrative communication
    4. Effective internal communication
    5. Effective external communication
    6. Effective communication skills
    7. Choosing paper on spoken word
  6. Planning and forecasting
    1. Planning
    2. Forecasting
    3. Budgeting and budgetary control
    4. Categories of budgets
    5. Budgetary control
    6. Manpower planning
  7. The management of personnel
    1. The ‘human resource’
    2. Recruitment of personnel
    3. Recruitment process
    4. Selection
    5. Induction
    6. Training and development
  8. The manager and subordinates
    1. Attributes of successful managers
    2. Importance of being ‘understanding’
    3. Disciplinary action
    4. Employee counseling and problem solving
    5. Equal opportunities policy
    6. Resignations
    7. Retirement
  9. Leadership and management
    1. Leadership
    2. Approaches to leadership
    3. Leadership styles
    4. Team building
    5. Theory of management
    6. Motivating
    7. Motivation strategies
About the Author
Manmohan

Manmohan Joshi

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