Develop a management plan to coordinate activities, manage resources and implement a project to achieve organizational goals.
Evaluate the influence of sociological change on the evolution of management theories.
· Compare and contrast management theories for their implications on business operations in various industries.
BLM 1.1 Analyze business management theories to ensure efficient operations in a global economy.
- Classical Management
- Behavioral Management
- Quantitative Management
- Quality Management
- Emerging Management Theories
· Analyze historical events that influenced the evolution of business management theories such as:
BLM-1.2 Analyze key historical events for their relationship to the evolution of business management theories.
- Industrial Revolution
- War (EX. Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam War)
- Great Depression
|Economic & Social Conditions||
· Analyze the impact of changing sociological conditions, including demographics, on management theories.
BLM 1.3 Compare and contrast world social, political, economic and technological events and/or conditions for their impact on management theories.
· Assess the influence of economic developments on management theories.
· Analyze the impact of the evolution of technology on management theories.
· Analyze the impact of the influence of political policy on management theories.
· Hypothesize possible management theories based on theoretical future sociological change.
Evaluate the interrelationship among organizational structures, management levels and leadership styles to achieve organizational goals.
· Organizational structures:
BLM-2.1 Compare and contrast the characteristics and functions of various organizational structures to achieve efficient operation of an organization.
- Centralized vs. Decentralized
- Formal vs. Informal
- Vertical (Tall) vs. Horizontal (Flat)
· Analyze the various levels and roles of management to define responsibilities, span of control and the authority to make decisions.
BLM-2.2 Evaluate the impact of the interrelationship of various management levels within an organization on the achievement of organizational goals.
· Examine the differences in protocol among the various levels of management to facilitate daily operations.
· Examine the role of the governing body (EX. Board of Directors) in determining organizational goals and establishing policy.
· Distinguish the differences between management and leadership.
BLM-2.3 Analyze the relationship between leadership and management styles to achieve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
· Compare and contrast management styles for operational efficiency and effectiveness such as:
· Compare and contrast leadership styles for operational efficiency and effectiveness such as:
Evaluate the application of legal and ethical principles to ensure the welfare of the organization.
· Compare and contrast the authority of federal, state and municipal laws that relate to business operations to mitigate risk.
BLM-3.1 Analyze the role of managers to ensure compliance with legal requirements to mitigate risk.
· Review employment, safety, and privacy laws (EX. human resources, labor, civil rights, ADA, EEO, OSHA, etc.) for their impact on business operations.
· Propose strategies to minimize liabilities, risk and other potential losses regarding accidents, incidents and grievances.
|Ethics||BLM-3.2 Analyze the role of managers to ensure ethical behavior within the organization.
· Analyze the impact of personal behavior and professionalism on a company’s image.
· Examine the consequences of unethical behavior on a business.
· Trace government regulations that were enacted in response to unethical behavior by businesses.
· Examine the role of the employee handbook as a guide for individual and collective behavior that reflects company values.
· Analyze the interrelationship of the organization, leadership and individuals for their impact on ethical behavior.
· Examine organizational activities to promote community support and involvement that align with an organization’s philosophy and values.
BLM-3.3 Evaluate the manager’s role in encouraging socially responsible behavior to maintain a brand image.
· Appraise the benefits that result from a business’ socially responsible activities.
Use the management functions in the development of a management plan to achieve organizational goals.
· Appraise the corporate philosophy of an organization and align the management plan to the vision and mission statement accordingly.
BLM-4.1 Evaluate the role of the corporate philosophy and goals of the organization in the development and implementation of a management plan.
· Evaluate the goals of an organization to ensure alignment in development and implementation of the management plan.
· Develop a personal mission and goal aligned to an organization’s philosophy and goals.
· Examine the management functions for implementation and integration in the achievement of organizational goals.
BLM-4.2 Analyze the interrelationship of the management functions in the development and implementation of a plan to achieve organizational goals.
· Evaluate the interrelationship of the management functions in the development and implementation of management plans.
· Conduct a SWOT analysis to determine the short-term and long-term goals of the organization.
BLM-4.3 Utilize the planning function in the development of a management plan to achieve organizational goals.
· Prioritize the organizational goals and analyze internal and external factors to develop a course of action.
· Assess the organizational goals and select a suitable planning strategy to efficiently organize resources and coordinate activities.
· Identify resources needed to achieve organizational goals.
BLM-4.4 Use strategies to organize resources necessary to achieve organizational goals.
· Facilitate the allocation of resources for efficient and effective use to minimize waste.
o Human Resources
o Facilities, Physical Environment
· Analyze various technologies for their use in managing resources and the workplace.
· Manage personnel/human resources to develop a cohesive team conducive to achieving organizational goals.
· Compare and contrast the purpose of work teams and work groups to complete tasks that accomplish organizational goals.
o Evaluate the diversity of an organization’s human resources to capitalize on individual strengths and appropriately assign tasks.
o Clearly define job responsibilities and expectations.
o Examine the effect of labor unions on business operations.
o Determine protocol and chain of command for efficient operations and decision-making.
o Identify other professionals outside of the organization essential to the execution of the plan.
· Use time management skills to maintain productivity and ensure quality.
· Evaluate strategies to motivate employees to increase/maintain job performance and facilitate a positive work environment.
BLM-4.5 Integrate management skills and leadership styles to implement management plans.
· Evaluate the use of the bottom-up management technique as a facilitator of interaction between management and employees.
· Evaluate the evolution of cross-functional collaboration in business operations.
· Analyze the use of strategies to collaboratively develop solutions, interventions, or innovations in a timely manner.
· Analyze the use of conflict management techniques to resolve disputes between employees and negotiate a compromise.
· Utilize the problem solving process to resolve an issue or problem that may arise in the implementation of the plan.
· Develop consistent and reliable measures to evaluate the implementation of the plan.
BLM-4.6 Evaluate the results of implementing the plan and strategies using established criteria/guidelines to determine necessary modifications and next steps.
· Use established criteria/guidelines to evaluate the outcomes and determine if they were a result of uncontrollable or controllable (planned v. execution) factors.
· Evaluate the use of established criteria/guidelines to conduct employee performance evaluations.
Use communication to facilitate the effective and efficient operation of an organization.
ü Reading, Composition & Calculations
· Analyze and interpret data using basic statistical procedures to make informed business decisions.
BLM-5.1 Read, interpret and write documents to concisely convey and transfer information.
· Utilize appropriate grammar and spelling to produce memos, reports, procedures, and performance evaluations.
· Apply math principles and procedures to accurately calculate business financial information.
- Apply basic mathematical operations to solve problems.
- Use algebraic operations to solve problems.
- Calculate fixed and variable costs.
- Estimate the projected total income and total expenses for a given time period.
· Use persuasive communication techniques to influence action, change, or movement.
BLM-5.2 Utilize oral and nonverbal communication techniques to direct and influence others.
· Adjust speaking abilities to address appropriate audiences.
- Individuals v. Group
- Internal v. External
- Interpret nonverbal cues of the speaker/listener and adjust communication skills to maintain relationships between employees and management.
· Organize the presentation in a logical manner that details the essential components of the management plan.
BLM-5.3 Prepare and deliver a formal presentation of the management plan to a variety of audiences.
- Select best presentation pattern (chronological, spatial, topical, cause and effect, problem solution).
· Utilize oral communication techniques to maintain audience engagement in the presentation of the management plan.
- Plan the introduction, body and conclusion.
- Identify main points and sub-points.
- Provide supporting material (graphs, charts, examples, etc.).
- Include effective transitions.
- Adjust the presentation to suit the audience.
· Respond appropriately to questions posed by practitioners and members of the audience.
- Speak clearly, fluently, confidently, and expressively.
- Speak loudly enough to be heard.
- Speak with enthusiasm and sincerity.
- Use proper terminology, vocabulary, enunciation, pronunciation.
- Utilize oral speaking styles (keep sentences short; use personal pronouns, contractions, and an active voice; and directly address listeners).
- Establish and maintain eye contact.
- Stand and move effectively.
· Evaluate the presentation for effectiveness and identify specific revisions that would strengthen the presentation.