Principles of Management: Classical Management Approaches

The Evolution of Business Management During the 19th, 20th, & 21st Century.

Any Quotes are straight from my study material cited at the end of the post.

Classical into Contemporary Approaches
The classical management approaches extend from the mid-19th Century through the early 1950’s. 

Many of the classical management approaches that were prominent during this period of time were:

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  1. Systematic management

  2. Scientific Management

  3. Bureaucracy Management

  4. Administrative Management 

  5. Human Relations Management

Over the next week, we will be studying the evolution of management through various periods of American Business.

We’ve all worked for the AssHole Boss.

The ego driven, incompetent, cold as ice ache-type that treats you like a cog in the wheel…

or just another number.

I was raised b two jamaican women who understood human behavior and why people chose to do the things they do.

Most of those lessons were taught through observation. 

Watch as I do…Then do the same.

My mother and Granma ALWAYS led by example.

It’s the reason I lead by example when situation appropriate. It leaves little room for error.  

Do as I just did.

However, When managing a company…
You have to be comfortable managing others from afar. 

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  1. Planning…the management function of systematically making decisions about the goals and activities that an individual, a group, a work unit, or the overall organization will pursue.
  2. Organizing…The management function of assembling and coordinating human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals.
  3. Leading…Stimulating people to be higher performers. It includes motivating and communicating with employees, individually, and in groups.
  4. Controlling…The management function of monitoring performance and making needed changes.

Helping them problem solve personal issues…(or the flexibility for them to do it)

So they can excel in the work environment.


Hopefully your manager reads this and understands where management has come from…

And where it needs to go…

Based on the errors and achievement of others.

It’s a social relationship driven era.

You have to understand she psychology and external factors of your disciples.

They have goals and needs that they are relying on you to guide them towards.

It’s not about you.

Lose the ego.

Manage your people!

Management is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals.

What makes a good manager?

  1. A good manager is effective at achieving organizational goals.
  2. A good manager is to achieve goals with minimal waste of resources—that is, to make the best possible use of money, time, materials, and PEOPLE.

Let me guess.

Your manager is failing at both. 
or some.
most likely all!

  • Wasting company money.
  • Wasting employees time (company $$)
  • Wasting material ($$)

And treating people like they’re not human beings with lives, families, and external factors that impact their work performance.

Share this article with someone who thinks they should have been promoted...

But they probably don't have a full comprehension of what goes into managing people...

Particularly in 2018.