Management Report

Topics: Management, Leadership, Organization Pages: 14 (4291 words) Published: January 13, 2013
BLDG 1260 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 1
SESSION 1/2006

GROUP PROJECT REPORT:
“Management is pure common sense and should not be taught”.

BY:
Robert Freitag (3192736), Shanshan Hou (3189173), Mario Japardy (3191803), Reza Juwono (3186839), Ryan Melvold (3187100), Benny Wang (3189899).

LECTURER:
Dr Linda Tay.

DUE:
2nd May 2006.
CONTENTS

|1.0 INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………... |2 | |2.0 PLANNING…………………………………………………………………………. |2 | |2.1 Types of Plans……………………………………………………………………………. |2 | |2.2 Knowledge to Plan and Common Sense to Plan………………………… |3 | |3.0 ORGANISING……………………………………………………………………… |3 | |3.1 Organising Skills…………………………………………………………………………. |3 | |3.2 Organisational Structure……………………………………………………………. |3 | |3.3 Knowledge to Organise and Common Sense to Organise………….. |4 | |4.0 LEADING……………………………………………………………………………. |4 | |4.1 Leadership Styles………………………………………………………………………. |4 | |4.2 Motivation………………………………………………………………………………….. |5 | |4.3 Delegation…………………………………………………………………………………. |5 | |4.4 Communication………………………………………………………………………….. |6 | |4.5 Resolving Conflict………………………………………………………………………. |6 | |4.6 Knowledge to Lead and Common Sense to Lead………………………. |6 | |5.0 CONTROLLING………………………………………………………………….. |7 | |5.1 Control Process………………………………………………………………………….. |7 | |5.2 Knowledge to Control and Common Sense to Control………………. |7 | |6.0 CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………. |8 | |7.0 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………….. |9 |

1.0 Introduction
Good management is essential to an organisation, often being the difference between surviving and failing in achieving visionary goals. Robbins, Bergman, Stagg and Coulter (2006:9) describes management as the “process of co-ordinating work activities so that they are completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people”. It is therefore important that management is done well. Here arises the question, is management pure common sense or should it be taught? Common sense is defined as principles universally agreed amongst people, using logical thinking to make decisions. There is much debate over this question. Some argue that no two organisations are alike and therefore the role of the manager within these organisations is also different. As a result of this they argue that management cannot be taught...

References: Robbins, S. P. et al (2006) Management, 4th ed., Prentice-Hall, Sydney.
Drucker, P.F. (1993). Managing for the future: the 1990s and beyond. Truman Talley Books/Plume, New York.
Burke, R. (2003). Project Management Planning & Control Techniques. Burke Publishing, Tokai.
The Australian National University, College Teaching Notes, (27 April 2006).
Wikipedia The Free Encyclodpedia, Common Sense, (27 April 2006).
Management Issues, Leadership skills and experience driving graduate jobs’ market, (27 April 2006).
University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center, Principles of Management, (27 April 2006).
Economist, When to terrorise the talent, (27 April 2006).
Businessballs, Delegation, (27 April 2006).
Wikipedia The Free Encyclodpedia, Rudy Giuliani, (27 April 2006).
Find Articles, Open communication – importance of effective communication systems in corporations; General Electric Co. and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. case studies, (29 April 2006).
Harvard Business School, Account Management: Art or Science?, (29 April 2006).
NSW HSC Online, The importance of effective management, (29 April 2006).
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