BBC Content Team
Management: Managment Boiled Down
Updated: Sep 14, 2019
Managers are a crucial part in having a smooth running business. Without good management, it can be very chaotic. There are four basic steps to management: plan, organize, direct, and monitor.
The first step is to plan. The better planned an event is, the less problems there are. To make a good plan, think about what your goal is, and what you are asked to do. Then, think about what the best way to get there. Consider what resources you have, and what resources you are able to get. Go over all the possible scenarios, and analyze the pros and cons of each scenario. You should also go over any problems you may encounter, and plan for those problems. Don’t forget to also ask other what they think; it gives another perspective!
The second step is to organize. Once you have your plan, you have to make it happen. Are the employees trained and ready to do their part? Did you buy the right products? Will they come in on time? These are some questions to ask yourself when organizing an event. Check up on everyone to confirm that everything is going to plan, and that the employees understand their job. You have to make sure that it happens smoothly without encountering any problems.
The third step is to direct. As a manager, you have to power to direct. You can tell people what to do, and what their job is. You are one person, and it is not possible for you to do
everything yourself. Give some tasks to the employees. You know what needs to get done, and what you need to get it done. Your job is to know what task will get done the best by each employee based on their own personal skills.
Lastly, the final step is to monitor. Everything is now up and running. Your job is not done yet. You have to monitor everything to make sure that everything is going according to plan. If a problem occurs, you have to step in, and fix it. You can also direct people to help you fix some problems.