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Models of Management

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Introduction to problems

According to the case study, Robert Owen, in the year from 1771 to 1856 was one the successful textile manufactures. Despite the fact that he was successful he had to go through with lots of problem including managerial. The first problem was; as the company was in the countryside so to retain and attract labour was the biggest challenge, building a industrial enterprise was not only problem that also included there should be churches, houses, shops and schools for those workers . Having large business in new place he had to introduce new management which is very difficult to implement and another problem was production control. Human Resource Management [HRM] and Corporate Social Responsibilities [CSR] was another big issue for him. To overcome from this problem he implemented a completely new management and new techniques which made him successful textiles manufacturer. This problems and solutions can be described in the basis of models of management.

Implementing Management Models

Management models and theories are applied in the organization so that the organization can be run, managed and give the shape like the way we think. Basically there are different models of management which describes the problems and solutions that Robert Owen was facing to establish his organization under new management system. There are four types of Models of Management and they are as follows

1. Rational Goal Model

2. Internal Process Model

3. Human Relations Model

4. Open System Model

Rational Goal Model:

According to the FW Taylor, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Rational goal model describes about a response to the problem of organizing factory production efficiently. To handle with these kind of problem FW Taylor introduced Scientific Management Approach which has certain principles like selection of worker by scientific method, scientific training for workers, specialization of job, incentives and fair division...

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