Evaluate different management theories.

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The gurus of management In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast three management theories. Charles handy was a professor at London Business School and wrote a lot of books about different managerial theories. One of his booklets was the Gurus of Management. In this booklet he discussed different views of management with different businessmen and experts in management. Handy described these people as Guru which means teacher. The three teachers I chose were Sumantra Ghoshal, Kenichi Ohmae and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Firstly Sumantra Ghosal, an Indian guy who had an undergraduate degree in physics and worked as a management trainee to a management guru. When he started his first job, he got more interested in management which lead him to study two doctorates from MIT and Harvard Business School. His theory is that mangers should not control the company because they do not fully understand their role. He also says that employees should learn as much as they can from their managers, then the company can sack some managers and change titles of some employees which will increase the profit. He described his theory through a famous quote “The most important source of a nation's progress is the quality of its management.” (Theeconomist, 2014) A good relation between the employees and their managers will push the company forward and it will build new fields. He also believed that management’s first goal is to increase profit, In other words money machines. Building good relationships between managers and employees could increase the factor of creativity as employees will not be afraid of saying their opinions and sharing their opinions and ideas. Ghosal’s theory is to increase the profit disregarding the discrimination between m... ... middle of paper ... ...ology especially internet will help but might affect negatively on the organisation by isolating individuals. While Keinchi believes that technology will keep pushing the organisation towards its goal. Roasbeth and Ghoshal have different views in employment rules. Rosabeth believe that all employees should all work for one goal, while Sumantra said that employees must learn from their managers so the organisation can get rid of the managers and reduce costs. In conclusion, these gurus wrote a lot of books many decades ago but their theories and ideas are still alive until today. The gurus mentioned in the booklet are not the only teachers in management, every year there are new underground gurus that have their own way of management. Most of the gurus support the idea of having a familiar relationship in their work environment which is useful for the organisation.

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