What is Management? and Who are Managers?

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Management is the process of obtaining, deploying, and utilizing a variety of essential resources to contribute to an organization’s success—both effectively and efficiently.

Managers are deemed effective if they achieved their goals and efficient if they do so with a minimal amount of resources for the amount of outputs produced.

Managers are individuals who plan, organize, direct, and control the work of others in an organization. A distinction between managers and employees is that managers traditionally direct and guide the work of others, rather than perform the work themselves.

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