The concept of “Management” can be broadly defined as the act of administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or a government body. It comprises the activities of setting the strategy of an organization and coordinating the efforts of its employees (or of volunteers) to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources – in particular, financial, natural, technological, and human resources. The term “management” might also refer to those people who manage an organization – viz., the managers.
In a way, the day you decide to do management as a profession like BBA or Bachelor of Business Administration, from that day your journey of becoming people pleaser begins. And no, there’s no shame in it! Anything that gets the job done, is the right thing. As a BBA graduate, your prime job would be to impress people with your skills so that you are able to get the contract or whatever you are looking for. The whole aspect of impressing people is an art, nevertheless. Understanding people is a tough job, and there is no doubt about this!
Nonetheless, there are a few points that can help you become the apple of everybody’s eyes (Yes, even your boss!) and we are here to lay down those points for your reference.
Some Important Factors of Management
- Reading: This is an especially important factor. It has been found that the people who read, tend to understand others quickly because literature is life and characters are people. Therefore, you must read management books, motivational books, novels, etc. Mark the important lines, make notes, remember the context, and then use this art of reading in public. Know that reading never fails people and you should take up and enhance this hobby.
- Networking: One more important factor is “Networking”. It is especially crucial to enhance your networking skill to win people. You must socialize with them by meeting, calling, emailing, take part in social events, interact with people, tell them about yourself and your job profile, get to know the other person, exchange numbers, organize meetings, etc. – these are several ways to develop your network.
- Email Etiquette: You may work hard and do everything in your control to make it the best presentation for your client but what could ruin it is how you finally send them the presentation. It is a fact that a lot of people don’t know the proper email etiquette; there is a way of communicating your ideas and many lack in that communication skill. A good email consists of professionalism as far as the point information is concerned, plus a little bit of flattery.
- Basic English & Verbal Communication: The is no doubt English is important. We live in a country that has made English a language for doing business, and so there can be no excuses for shoddy English. If you need to enroll yourself in basic English and personality development classes, you should definitely do it. Your job profile basically means meeting a lot of people, selling your business, answering their queries – and so, you must communicate in impeccable English while doing so.
- Tactical Skills: The world is a cruel office with a cutthroat competition! No matter how much you dream about working at your dream job, no place is perfect. Office politics is everywhere, people will try to pull you down at every chance they get, so what will you do in such a case? You will have to Manage! So, learn how to tackle things, difficult situations, and more so, difficult people.
We hope this list gives you some ideas about how to go about your job. As a student of management, your job profile will include meeting a lot of people that will help you along in your career. Somebody rightly said, “Management is 10% work, 90% people” … and yes, this is the crux of the art of management!
Wish you Good Luck!