Author(s): Sandy Millar
805 Introduction to Management Text For most of us, organisations play a vital part in our everyday lives ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ we are members of organisations, we contribute financially to organisations, even our children are involved with organisations. Yet, if organisations are to serve us well, we must understand how they function, and seek ways to manage them to ensure that the needs of both the individual and the organisation are met. In this book, the important relationship between people and organisatins is explored through a consideration of the following: how organisations are structured the role of managers the type of skills needed by effective managers problem-solving methods used by managers how contemporary organisations deal with diversity the legislative requirements that define the behaviour of managers in organisations. Supervisors, team leaders or managers will find information to help them understand organisations better. A range of New Zealand and international examples help to illustrate managerial concepts and provide readers with ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂreal lifeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ material.