Week 1 Summary
MGT 521 / MANAGEMENT
Week 1 Summary
I found the first three chapters a substantive introduction into management. The descriptions of the four functions of the managerial model – planning, organizing, leading and controlling (Robbins and Coulter 2-9) was interesting because of how this class and that model relates to the companies I’m currently involved with. The managers have different duties of course, yet at the same time they are directing and trying to be creative so that we all function at a high productive rate. I know for a company to thrive they have to appeal to a base and this is why I found the readings on company culture the most appealing. The base of Organizational Stakeholders was very informative, “The CEO of Hot Topic, well on a scale of 1-10, McLaughlin is an 11 in fun and a 13 in business”(Robbins and Coulter 2-4). All the way from the bottom hourly workers to the top of the CEO has to understand the concepts of the culture I found this relatable to the work I do at Lost Weekend NYC. I have to understand the concepts of Skateboarding, Surfing, New York Art Culture, and the Creativity that goes along with these activities. All in all, the first three chapters was informative on how managerial models, universality of management, and cultures work in everyday life.
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