PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT – MGT503 SPRING 2012
ASSIGNMENT NO. 1 Due date: 13-4-12
Total marks= 20 marks
Mintzberg found that managers, regardless of the type of organization or level of management, act in specific ways when they interact with others to perform various management functions. So he described ten (10) managerial roles – which all managers take on to be more effective. For each of the following Functions of Managers, mention ONE managerial role (sub-role) that the manager is assuming (2.5 marks each) to carry out the function effectively. Justify your answer with proper reasoning (2.5 marks each). (Word limit for each part: 50 words) Global
Functions of Management Most Relevant Managerial Role Reasoning
Organizing information to develop new strategies
instigates new changes, projects, opportunities and areas of development
Meeting other department’s manager to socialize Figurehead Routine duties, Ceremonial and symbolic duties
Controlling unexpected environmental conditions
Unexpected disturbance, conflict resolution, adapt to external changes
Bargaining with suppliers for lower rates Negotiator Protecting the organizations interests
MGT503 (2nd GDB)
In my point of view many successful Pakistani organizations are follow the principles of scientific management who's described by Fredrick Winslow Taylor. and aslo large number of companies and firm are not follows fully or Partially.
Introduction of Scientific Management:
Fredrick Taylor is a father of scientific management. Scientific management explains the uses of scientific method. When most people to hear this word science the first image that comes into their minds is one of test tube, computers, white lab coats or rocket ship etc.
These outward accessories are part of science. But now this modern era a lot of sciences are deals with physical, material world and involve in study of people their beliefs, behavior, interactions, attitudes institutions and so forth.
Scientific management is also called ''Taylorism'' . Taylor's principles define how to deal or don their job in efficiently manners. Taylor's four principles of scientific management.
Whyorganizations are following the principles of scientific management in Pakistani
Before 21st century there is no awareness about scientific method but now this fast growing modern technological competitive era emphasizing on scientific management and also Pakistani organizations and their people known these principles as a labor's laws. So many Pakistani successful and well known organizations follows scientific management
In Pakistan example of these organizations are Masaud textile (MTM) Faisalabad, Chenab Mills ltd., Ibrahim Group etc.
Why Not organizations are following the principles of scientific management in Pakistani
Because management of Pakistani organization specially local industries is not well educated and well aware management techniques and some Pakistani organization even having knowledge, are not strictly follow these strict principles of scientific mananement . Also after 21st century there increase awareness about scientific method or principles of Taylor but most of firms or companies aimed earn maximize profit not focus on their employees and customer’s needs, wants and satisfaction.