Lecture 1: An introduction to BSNS 105
Regardless of where you see yourself in the future (lawyer, doctor, consultant, entrepreneur,
marketer, sales representative, politician, academic, farmer, etc.) in New Zealand, or anywhere in
the world, “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and
working is art and good business is the best art.” - Andy Warhol
It’s not JUST about the $$$ and increasing productivity; so what is it about?
Field of knowledge (theories) → …and practice (application)
Human resource management, operations People, decision making, processes,
management, labour relations, organisational structure, relationships, business contexts,
behaviour, critical theory, international technology… What we do and why we do
management, strategic management, business it that way!
The basics of Management and Organisations
* Management: the attainment of organisational goals in an effective and efficient manner through
planning, organising, leading and controlling organisational resources
* Organisation: A