Writing Log #10 Researching throughout Hitt, Black, and Porter’s Management, there was a realization that these were the keys to becoming a successful manager. Not only did the book give the visual and concentrative side to the keys of management, but the class and learning through kinesthetic and application added to that supplementation. This was important because as a student, honesty is a number one priority and this class, subject, and lesson was amongst the favorites. The reason why is because of the energy created throughout the class. The professor (yes, you Professor Diasio) taught the students (us) the keys to managing through teaching. Even the improv skits/ charades was a hilarity because it taught about how management isn’t just this rational being, but rather enjoyable and shall we say in a more, “bounded” rational sense. The book tried to teach this, but rather it was the class that reached this goal. The class also came closer as the students began to enjoy each other, rather than just the eleven or ten students who went to school to finish his or her degree. In that sense, what I’ve taken from this course is a few (as in four) things. I’ll begin by saying that I felt that this management class would be strictly textbook-wise, and I was completely wrong on my thought process. Business doesn’t always have to be boring, greysuited individuals. It can be fun and enjoyable and the alien sounds produced from the professor can really cause a waterfall to drain from the eyes. It keeps the atmosphere/class/business-setting alive and this entertains the students to think out of the box. Rather, this management system that the professor taught the students was to become individual, encouraging thinkers, instead of the cliché let-me-sit-in-my-chair and get this over with type of thinker. Secondly, management is more interpersonal, informational, and decisional, which is currently present every day. My work is an example; rather my boss has to deal with the other employees or customers who may have a problem, and this can lead her to become a negotiator. Hitt, Black, and Porter were on to something. Management can be introduced in everyday life because every person uses it. We’re all our own managers in our lives whether we decide to make good or bad decisions. A third thought (or interrogation), as a student, was that how could I ever compare this class to my future ones? And I realized it’d be very hard to. How many classes throw the “energy” around the room? How many classes pass the “red bra”? Not too many as I have experienced already. This managing system has taught us to become adaptive and operational, the two final keys in achieving a near-to-perfect management system within the business world. This is what management is all about.
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