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Management is considered an important part in any business or corporate industries. As the term of management, it is referred to group of people involved in the four general functions such as planning, organising, lending and controlling of human and other resources to achieve organisational goals effectively and efficiently (Waddell, Jones & George 2011). Such a view of managing can certainly help us to understand some of what managers do. Besides, it also tells us what being a manager and performing in a managerial role is like in reality based on the technical and rational activity. However, by using research by Parker (2002), Robert (1984) and Watson (2001), this essay will suggest that management is not always limited to these technical and rational concepts. Management, and what managers do, involves much more than that in reality to help the organisation succeed.

Management is the process of getting things done effectively and efficiently through and with other people in the organisation. The process in the definition represents the primary activities managers perform. Managers are the people who responsible for supervising the use of an organisation’s resources such as people, skills, knowledge computers and IT, and financial capital to meet its goals (Waddell, Jones & George 2011). Any management can achieve and succeed goals through the organising performance of these four specific functions such as planning, organising, leading and controlling. According to the theory from Waddell, Jones & George (2011), to achieve goals, managers have to identify and select appropriate targets and course of actions to adopt to accomplish their strategy by using suitable resources from the organisation. Besides, managers also have to determine structures of working relationships that allow employees to cooperate to achieve goals. Furthermore, managers have to lead their organisational members to understand the specific part of their role and...