In an organization, one of the most crucial tasks is management. Management is the act of dealing with or the act of controlling people or processes. For an organization to run its activities actually, it should have a very efficient management team. To manage a group can also be said is the act of making the decision regarding people, systems, and objectives in an organization. It’s not a science but an act which requires human presence and effort. The primary functions of any management branch in an organization are to plan, organize, control, and lead the company (Nahavandi, (Malekzadeh), &Denhardt, Denhardt, 01/2014). In planning the management is involved in the planning of all the organization activities which leads to the formulation of objectives and goals and the method which can be used to achieve the goals and the objectives. The management is also involved in motivating the employees and leading them which is showing them the direction they should take regarding their tasks in the organization. The managers influence others which contribute to the achieving of the company goals and objectives (Dartey-Baah, 2013).
The management is also involved in determining the necessary activities, responsibilities, and structure and combines all the factors towards achieving the organizational mission. The management has a monitoring process were the company actual results are compared against the set goals and objectives, and evaluation is done. The necessary amendments are made regarding achieving the goals or the means used. Planning is said to be an ongoing step and can be specialized with the company progress. Established measures and standards are also put in place regarding controlling. The measurements, however, must be actual and achievable within the given time frame. After the achieving of the objectives, corrective action should and must be taken (Lewis, 2012).
For employees to perform according to the management standards, motivation is paramount. There are multiple ways in which employees can be motivated which include being involved in the decision-making process. This shows that their opinion matters in the running of the company and hence they are committed to achieving the goals as they now own them since they participated in decision making. The management should also work hand in hand with the employees to ensure they follow the instructions as well as giving them moral support. This ensures that the company objectives are achieved. Teamwork also boosts an organization performance. The management should also let employees make decision regarding their task, and when faced with a problem they should take their time to come up with the solution. The acts promote creativity among the employees, and they also learn to be responsible as well as promoting growth in their skills. The employees can also be motivated by considering their welfare and paying them in case of the work over time which shows you value their time and effort (Horcher, 2005).
The staff can also be motivated through empowering. The management should also have small weekly goals which will evaluate their performance. By showing the staff that you trust them, they are driven work for the organization as they feel appreciated and at the right place. The management should also be transparent with the staff on what is happening regarding the performance of the company in the market as well as they performance towards achieving the organization goals. This makes them feel appreciated and valued in the enterprise. The rewards to an employee should be based on feedback, and the management should prioritize towards work balance for its staff. An open door policy will also motivate the employees where communication channels are open and the staff and echo their sentiments easily to the management. This will also be the same case with ideas and suggestions in the company (Norsworthy, & Zabala, 1990, January).
Additionally, the management should let their employees lead. When it comes to meeting or any other occasions, the administration should appoint a staff who will take them through the process. The cat motivates the employees, and they feel appreciated, and their presence is valued in the organization. Taking care of the employees’ welfare and their family well-being also drives them to stay and work to their best in the organization as their needs are catered for in the company. The company should also learn to reward hard work and unusual behavior in the organization by the employees which also acts as a source of motivation for the staff (Routledge, 2006).
However, with employee’s management and efficient planning and leading in the organization, some organizations stiff faces management problems. At Lockwood association which is a company that deals with manufacturing of entertainment boats have met a lot of control problems. The company is made of up two owners who are also involved in the management as well as in the decision-making process. The company has the auditor and a manager who is supposed to consult them before making any decision. Most of the times it is either one of the owners is present as they are also involved in the running of their other businesses, and their main aim is making the profit (Townsend, 2002).
When it comes to decision making, the controlling manager faces a lot of problems dealing with the suppliers as well as the employees as they are always given different directions by the two owners. For example, when it comes to the ordering of materials, the supplier is provided different specification or duration by the owners as well as the controlling manager. In case an error happens and the materials brought do not meet the specification, the employees in the manufacturing refuses to use them, and it is the role of the controlling manager to communicate with the supplier who insists that he was given the specification and that the company has to pay extra cash for them error to be rectified. Communication is also a problem in the organization. When the controlling manager informs the owners about the issue, they tell him to make a decision as if it is his company which put him in a difficult condition. This is because if he fires the supplier, it will be difficult to get a new supplier and there will be a delay which will affect the company market performance (Lewis, 2012).
The owners and management do not spend sufficient time with their employees, and hence there is little or no interaction as most of the decisions they make through calls all they inform the controlling manager to make them which is adding him more task without any compensation. The is no career development in the organization as well as any source of motivation, and in the case of a better offer, all employees will suddenly leave the company.
The leaders of the company also do not provide any feedback to the staff which leaves them with no idea concerning their performance in their tasks. There is also no open communication system, and hence there is no idea sharing and suggestions. The management also lacks proper leading skills as they are always not around in the company and when it comes to decision making, the burden the controlling manager. The management also has failed to define the company goals, and hence there is no source of motivation for the employees or a certain objective the company should achieve. Lack of clear goals causes the staff muddling throughout the day in the company. The management also does not act as role model sin the company as they are always not there when needed to make the decision or to oversee an absolute duty being performed. The owners also fire employees in case a problem occurs and hence they usually perform hurrying recruitments. The management has also not defined the company goals clearly.
In conclusion, to rectify the problem and to ensure the company competes favourable in the market with an efficient management team, the owner should either concentrate on managing the organization or employee the managing director who will make all decisions and conduct their role. Additionally, in every production year, the company should get their goals clearly and involves the staff in decision making and suggestion in regards to goal setting. The organization should also work as a team, and the management should create enough time to spend with their employees, know, them and motivate them in their career path. (Horcher, 2005).References
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