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Viewing Management Through Various Approaches
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Trainee Manager, Personal Department
enry Ford used to be the best car producer in the world at his time while Jack Welch is the best electronic producer now. What is the difference between them then? The answer to this query could only be one. And that is their use of contrasting 'management styles.' Understanding management might be one of the toughest attempts so far, for the concept, style, meaning, process and implication has altered over the years. Management however can be defined as the process of getting things done with and through the help of people for the achievement of goals, the only concern now is how these things are achieved 'with and through' people. The different approaches to management shows how the concept of getting things done have been evolved and how people particularly manage today.
The initial organisations were recognised and coined by an American engineer called, Frederick Winslow Taylor a.k.a. F W Taylor, who devised the theory of 'Scientific Management,' This theory is concerned with the structure and activities of formal organisation, rather than the people working in the organisation,
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