Evolution of Management Essay

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Over the past hundred years management has continuously been evolving. There have been a wide range of approaches in how to deal with management or better yet how to improve management functions in our ever changing environment. From as early as 1100 B.C managers have been struggling with the same issues and problems that manager’s face today. Modern managers use many of the practices, principles, and techniques developed from earlier concepts and experiences.
The evolution of management though the decades can be divided into two major sections. One of the sections is the classical approach. Under the classical approach efficiency and productivity became a critical concern of the managers at the turn of the 20th century. One of the
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Administrative management evolved from Henry Fayol who published a book summarizing his management experiences. Fayol identified five functions and 14 principles in management. Typically all the writings in the administrative area strongly emphasize management in large corporations. Thus this type of management might not work in all situations. The fourth approach to management was human relations. This type of management was geared towards how outside factors intertwine with the work situation to influence performance. This was the first major approach to forging informal work relationships and worker satisfaction.
The last approach to classical management was bureaucracy. Bureaucracy was extremely popular in large organizations because it allows companies to perform many tasks while eliminating judgments of managers. Although bureaucracy works well with most organizations it may not be the best approach to organizations that require fast thinking and decision making.
     The second major section in the evolution of management is the contemporary approach. The contempary approach has four types of management that have developed from the time period around World War II to present time. One of the approaches to contemporary management is quantitative management. Quantitative management uses math problems to help management with decisions and problems. Managers

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