Answer Key - Fund. of Management Chpt 1-7
UNDERSTANDING THE CHAPTER 1. What is an organization and why are managers important to an organization’s success?
Answer – An organization is a systematic arrangement of people brought together to accomplish some specific purpose. All organizations share three common characteristics. 1) Every organization has a purpose and is made up of people who are grouped in some fashion. 2) No purpose or goal can be achieved by itself, therefore organizations have members. 3) All organizations develop a systematic structure that defines and limits the behavior of its members. Organization—an entity that has a distinct purpose, has people or members, and has a systematic structure.
Managers direct the activities of other people in …show more content…
Answer - A college instructor is both an individual contributor and a manager. He/she is in a non-managerial role when he/she produces “the product” of the university. But he/she is also a manager in that he/she must manage the class and students.
In terms of: * Planning—the instructor defines class goals, establishes the semester plan for achieving them, and develops lesson plans to integrate and coordinate these efforts. * Organizing—not as much, as he/she is primarily responsible for