Explain the following principles of management given by Fayol
(i) Unity of Direction
(iii) Esprit De Corps
(v) Centralisation and Decentralisation
"All managers are leaders, but all leaders are not managers." Do you agree with this statement? Give any three reasons in support for your answer.
Identify the principles of management violated in the following cases and explain them.
(i) Manav, a manager, speaks to people at all levels, including his as well as other departments.
(ii) Manav, a manager, expects his subordinates to work for personal satisfaction and contentment, without any monetary reward.
(iii) Manav, a manager, expects that his subordinate produces instant results, without giving him sufficient time to settle in the new environment.
(iv) Manav, a manager, is not strict with his employees regarding timings and targets of work.
Explain how 'critical point control' helps in the controlling process.
Coordination is required at which level of management?
Which of the following does not characterise the business environment?
Identify the style of leadership in which the superior uses file forces from within the groups in order to establish control.
How would you argue that the success of a business enterprise is significantly influenced by its environment?
A manager enhances the production target from 500 units to 700 units per month but the authority to draw raw material was not given by him. The production manager could not achieve the revised production target. Who is responsible and which principle was violated?
You are a management guru. In your opinion, is controlling the last function or the beginning of the process of management?
"A good understanding of environment by business managers enables them not only to identify and evaluate but also to react to the forces external to their firm."
In the light of the above statement explain any four points of importance of understanding business environment by a manager.
Give the meaning of directing as a function of management and any four points of its importance.
The authority granted to an employee should be _____.
Leadership is a continuous process and helps organisations achieve their goals.
Decentralisation is an optional policy. Explain why an organisation would choose to be decentralised.
'An effort to control everything may end up in controlling nothing'. Explain.
"Controlling is an important function of management". Explain by giving any six points.
Which of the following is not a feature of leadership?
It leads to the achievement of organisational goals.
It leads to a desired change in the organisation.
Leadership is a one-time process.
It shows the ability of an individual to influence others.
"Direction is the least important function of management". Do you agree with this statement? Give any two reasons in support of your answer.
It is the process of influencing the behavior of people by making them strive voluntarily towards the achievement of organisational goals.
Explain the importance of controlling.
The top level manager has asked the production manager to achieve a target production of 2000 units in a month. But he does not give him the authority and holds the decision-making powers. Identify and explain the concept used in the case.
Why is informal organisation considered better than formal organisation?
(i) Scalar chain. (ii) Harmony, not discord.
Why is coordination needed in large enterprises?
Discuss Henry Fayol's 14 Principles of management.
Stability of tenure