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Introduction to Management and the Organization

Organizations are the means by which people get things done. People can accomplish more working together than they can achieve alone, but to combine and coordinate the efforts of the members of an organization, the process of management is required. In this course, learn what the different levels of management are and why management is needed in all organizations. Explore what managers do, and become familiar with the definitions of essential management functions (planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling), the basic skills required for effective management, and the role that ethics and social responsibility play in managing. Also, gain an understanding of how the form of an organization supports the purpose that the organization is meant to achieve.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of key management concepts, processes, and skills practiced today in private business, nonprofits, and government
  • An understanding of how an organization’s design is linked to its mission

Ideal for

  • Professionals recently promoted to a managerial position
  • Managers seeking to improve their organizational leadership skills

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