What is an Organization?
A collection of people working together to achieve a common purpose and a common goal.
Are organizations an open or close system?
Open, this is because we rely on resources and people to expand, maintain and gain materials from the
environment outside of the organization.
The Environment Supplies The Organization Creates The Environment consumes
Finished Work of
Technology TURN RESOURCES
Information INTO OUTPUTS
What is a manager?
Traditional: A person, who plans, directs people and resources.
New Organization: Person who directly supports and helps activate the work efforts and
What are the management levels in the typical organization?
**TEXTBOOK** Chapter 1
Kat’z Essential Managerial Skills:
Conceptual Skills – The ability to think analytically and achieve integrative problem solving. (l:1 m:2 t:3)
Human Skills – The ability to work well in cooperation with other persons. (1:2 m:2 t:2)
Technical Skills – The ability to apply expertise and perfo