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Introduction to Management

Management is an activity found in all organizations, made necessary by the need to determine the organization’s purpose and future activities, the nature of its organization and structure, to lead and motivate the workforce within the organization, and to evaluate and correct its course, if necessary. The organization accomplishes its purpose in part through its workforce, the people it employs. If you have just joined the ranks of management, you may need to quickly obtain hands-on knowledg...

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Management is an activity found in all organizations, made necessary by the need to determine the organization’s purpose and future activities, the nature of its organization and structure, to lead and motivate the workforce within the organization, and to evaluate and correct its course, if necessary. The organization accomplishes its purpose in part through its workforce, the people it employs. If you have just joined the ranks of management, you may need to quickly obtain hands-on knowledge for a brisk, successful start to your new position.Our objective in this course is to provide new supervisors or managers with just such basic, practical knowledge necessary for their new positions, such as making the transition to management, leadership, coaching, team building, communication skills, motivation and empowerment, organization, efficiency, time management, an appreciation for diversity, performance management, hiring, termination, discipline, decision making, and problem solving. The course will begin with a self-assessment of management skills you already have so you can identify those you need to develop. Then, one unit at a time, the course will guide you through all of the topics that are outlined above. By the end of this course, you should have gained a useful familiarity with these topics and, in most instances, be able to apply the knowledge immediately in your work setting. When you have finished the course, you might want to consider retaking the assessment to see how much you have learned.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: All Levels
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Saylor

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About Saylor: The mission of the Saylor Foundation is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling models, the Foundation is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero

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