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Because no individual can effectively lead a large-scale enterprise single-handedly, the duties and tasks of management get split into several sub-tasks. Those sub-tasks will then be planned and executed within clearly defined borders from (and for) several individuals. The result is a system determined to carry out individual, social, political, economical, environmental and ethical goals. That may sound lofty, but when you think about it, this really is the core of a successful, responsible, forward-thinking business. To reach these goals, the key resources have to be found, secured, procured, processed and used in the most effective way possible.

    Let’s take a look at a dictionary definition of management:

    “Management”—(from Latin manus agere “to lead by the hand”, guidance) characterizes either the group leading an organization or the associated activities and tasks to run an organization (planning, execution, control and adjustment of measures to ensure the well being of the organization).


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Four other Opinions:

  1. Asuka_Aki
    11:32 on Friday, June 13th, 2008
    I will let my mother read this post. She just got relocated to a less desireful building. She is a manager and was told she should delegate her tasks more. This new job was perhaps too big a challenge for a perfectionaist who likes to do everything by themselves.
  2. Ada
    13:03 on Friday, June 13th, 2008
    I think it is even important to delegate on small-scale enterprises, because the chance of overlooking an important issue or getting overwhelmed is a possibility despite the size of the enterprise.
  3. Jacques Bernard
    12:53 on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
    I was just searching around about this when I came by your blog post. I’m simply stopping by to say that I definitely enjoyed reading this post, it is very clear and well written. Are you thinking of writing more about this? It seems like there’s more material here for future posts.
  4. Frank Kanu
    06:46 on Sunday, May 24th, 2009
    Thank you Jacques. I am writing more—in my other blog and am also working on a new book.

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