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Principles of Management {Question Bank}

Principles of Management 1. Management is the art of getting work done through people. Explain various functions of management in light of this statement. 2. Enumerate Fayols principles of Management. How are the different from Taylors principles? Comment on them in brief. 3. Describe the contribution of Henry Fayol to the world of Management.

Planning 1. What is MBO (Management by Objectives) and what are its advantages? 2. Explain the steps in decision-making process. 3. Explain the steps in the planning process. 4. Elucidate the importance of planning and state the various levels and types of planning. 5. Describe different decision making styles and discuss how biases affect decisionmaking. 6. Bring out the importance of the planning function in a modern enterprise. What are the different types of plans used by Corporate Planners?

Organizing 1. Organizing means grouping of activities and assigning them to team members. Discuss the steps involved in organizing. Why organizing is important? 2. Explain why structure and design are important to an organization and describe the key elements of an organizational structure. 3. Explain the concept of a learning organization and how it influences organizational design. 4. What do you understand by formal and informal organization? 5. Explain any four types of Organization Structure in detail. 6. Explain any three types of departmentation followed by companies.

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Principles of Management {Question Bank}

Controlling 1. What are the steps in controlling process and state the essentials of an effective control. OR Comment on the statement, If you try to control everything you may end up controlling nothing. In light of this, discuss the essen tials of a good control system. 2. Describe how management may have to adjust controls for cross cultural differences. Give suitable examples.

Leading 1. What are the key characteristics of a charismatic leader? Discuss each of these key characteristics in detail and illustrate your answer with examples. 2. Define leaders and leadership. Explain why managers should be leaders.

Staffing 1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various sources of recruitment and which according to you is the best source and why?

Motivation 1. Discuss the cross-cultural challenges of motivation and challenges managers face in motivating unique group of workers. 2. Who proposed Theory-X and Theory-Y? Which of these theories do you believe would work in the Indian Scenario? 3. How is Motivation a basic instrument of getting work done, Explain in detail any two motivation theories.

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Principles of Management {Question Bank}

Miscellaneous: 1. Is the Managers job universal? Elaborate the Importance of Managerial roles in Small and Large Businesses. 2. Explain the various factors that Managers have to look or to cope with a rapidly changing external environment. 3. Explain with examples the concept of efficiency and effectiveness in Management. 4. For a Manager to be successful, what proficient skills should he have? 5. Discuss the importance, to the managerial process of planning, directing, controlling and motivating of SMART objectives and Key Result Areas. (KRAs)

Write Short Notes On: 1. Barriers of Communication 2. Leadership styles using Managerial Grid 3. Assumptions of McGregors Theory Y 4. Stress Management 5. Explain Webers Ideal Bureaucracy 6. Mintzbergs Managerial Roles 7. Span of Management control 8. F.W. Taylor and his shoveling experiments 9. Grapevine 10. Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

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