Systems Management

An examination of management goal-setting, entrepreneurship, directing, planning, organizing and communications, from a systems perspective.

Executive Summary
Managers often take a limited view of their responsibilities in that they consider their subordinates and the tasks to be performed by their department as isolated from both the company as a whole or the larger business environment. By adopting a systems perspective, managers are able to create an environment in which their subordinates are able to maximize their contributions to the organization, and in which the managers themselves are able to understand better how their group fits into the larger organization.

The systems approach can be integrated into the major functions performed by managers, including: goal-setting, planning, organizing, delegating, establishing interpersonal relationships, performance appraisals, motivation and facilitating employee…

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