SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTIONMSc PORTFOLIO [CONSTRUCTION]ACADEMIC SESSION: 2010/2011.PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT [BUSI 1442]ASSESSMENT.PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ASSESSMENT FOR THIS COURSE COMPRISES TWOEQUALLY WEIGHTED PIECES OF WORK. BOTH OF THESE PIECES OF WORK BE COMPLETED.OVERALL RATIONALE:
Management is a continually evolving and developing subject that has grown at a rapid rate,especially since the end of the Second World War, and continues to evolve in a constantly, andoften rapidly, changing world. Management is a vast subject and consequently in this course wecan only hope to provide the foundations upon which you will build your managementknowledge and abilities, particularly through practice..Being a manager is both personal and individual, because each manager brings to their role their own personality, perceptions and characteristics; their own strengths and weaknesses. Hencedifferent managers will perceive the same situation in different ways and implement differentsolutions.
This does not mean that one of them is right and the others are wrong, because forany management situation, there is rarely one right answer.
There are likely to be a number of possible and different solutions, and it is up to the individual manager to decide which is the mostappropriate and effective in a particular situation, taking into account the multitude of factors thatinfluence it.Management is a vast subject and comprises a wide range of diverse but interrelated subjects. Inthe time available, this course can only provide you with the foundations upon which you will build you management knowledge and abilities, especially through practice. You do however needto take an integrated approach to the subject and also to have an in-depth knowledge of the varietyof approaches and theories and applications, and this has to come from comprehensively readingaround the subject.
TASK 1. ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.RATIONALE.
We live in an organisational world whether it is to do with home, work, religion, voluntaryorganisations, sport or whatever. All managers work within a context that both supports andconstrains them. Their effectiveness, and that of the organisation for which they work, will dependupon how well and how accurately they understand, interpret and interact with that context. Eachorganisation is unique, so they interact with their environment differently. Consequently, those that