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Management: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness

D.B.N. Murthy (Author)
Synopsis There is need to think global with feet firmly on the ground. The modern manager has to be friend, guide and philosopher to his people. A few management techniques discussed would help a manger to improve his effectiveness in these days of recession, globalization, fiercely competitive and chaotic market. Some of the management tools discussed could prove of value in dealing with workplace issues. However, the human side of the enterprise is something managers tend to take it lightly though being strong on techniques and finance. That would, hopefully, change in view of the importance of the human element at the workplace.

The ticklish issue of promotion has been detailed that should give an insight into the various issues while deciding promotion. Cross-cultural matters are assuming greater importance than before as we are dealing with Multi National Companies, both Indian and foreign, with global footprint. Attrition is a nagging worry and how this matter could be dealt with should interest managements coping with this phenomenon when job-hopping is taken for granted. Teamwork is the buzzword that has improved organizational efficiency. Ushering in a smooth change is a matter of interest in these days where change is inevitable.

Salient features covered
o    Management tools
o    Teamwork
o    Human side of the Enterprise
o    Promotions
o    How to Manage Attrition ushering in Change
o    Organization
o    Corporates
o    Corporates and Culture
Case studies covered would help those dealing with specific problems during work. However, it is emphasized that each solution needs to be tailor-made as each situation is different. Ethics in business and management are assuming greater importance and the dissuasions should help in understanding and appreciating on the need for ethical behaviour by the individual as well as the organization.

Not only the practicing manger but also a student of management, the general public as well NGOs and others connected with organizations in any manner would find a few topics of interest to them. A simple lucid style, bereft of management jargon, is expected to help in easier reading and better understanding. A useful bibliography is provided for those who would like to study further on topics of interest to the reader.

In brief
o    Easier to read and understand
o    No management jargon
o    Peppered with live case studies
o    Highlights topics of interest to managers/supervisors/employees/NGOs
o    Up-to-date coverage of topics of current interest in the globalized world.
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About the author

D.B.N. Murthy

D.B.N. Murthy (b. 12-6-1932) is an independent consultant in quality and management based in Bangalore. He is a graduate in electrical engineering and fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications. He has over forty-six years experience in HRD, quality and management in industry as well as consultation. His work experience includes as development engineer in Indian Telephone Industries. Bangalore and as quality manager at Philips India Ltd., Loni-Kalbhor, near Pune. He has advanced training at the Automatic Electric Company. UK and NV Philips, The Netherlands. Mr. Murthy has been active in the filed of quality. He was an ASQC certified quality engineer. He is a life member of NIQR, QCFI and ISI. He was the secretary and later on vice-president of NIQR, Pune. He has written and presented technical papers in India and abroad on quality, management and HRD. His name has been included in the 6th volume of Biography International. Mr. Murthy is a prolific writer and has published seven books. He writes regularly for the press and journals and has over 1800 publications to his credit. His hobbies include playing contract bridge, listening to classical music, trekking in the Himalayas and traveling.

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Bibliographic information

Title Management: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness
Author D.B.N. Murthy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184501896
length xvi+167p., Bibliography; Index; 25cm.