In the first module of the course, we introduce the term management Links to an external site., a core concept to this course. When people talk about management, they may be referring to very different aspects. They may be talking about the people who are the managers, especially those people in strategic positions who make important decisions for the organization, such as the executive officers, president, or general manager. Or, they may be referring to the activities and functions of an organization to achieve organizational goals.
For this assignment, let’s start with what you understand about management before we begin the course. You are going to create a short paper of one to two pages explaining your own personal definition of management. You might draw on your own personal work experience or your own observations.
Think of your audience as other students who are eager to learn about your experience and your perspective.
If you need some questions to guide your response, here are two questions to help you get started.
- What is the most important function of a good manager?
- Why does it matter to you to learn about principles of management?