CORE CONCEPTS OF MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Nature of Organisations
In this lesson, management consultant A B Nair explores the evolution of management theory, The lesson discusses the components of the structure of an organisation. Concepts of Complexity, Formalisation and Centralisation are dealt with (also see CC/BF3). What are the forces that determine organisation structure? How are computers and IT affecting these structures? The newer models of organisation structure are introduced. What are goals, objectives and strategy? Inputs also include Organisational Culture, its defi nition, and characteristics. How does culture evolve and develop? Which is the best form of Organisational Culture? Can organisations change their culture to survive? How? What is the interplay of structure, process and culture?
HM/OB6

25 Mins

20 Mins

40 Pages
Equivalent classroom time: 3hrs