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Organizational Management Techniques

Organizational management is the lifeblood of any company or group. It is the methods used to manage the company's daily activities, motivate employees to produce at a high level and guide the company's future path. Understanding successful organizational techniques are important to effective management. The first thing to keep in mind is that it helps to understand multiple approaches to the various techniques so the approach can be adapted for any given situation.

The Importance of Delegating identifies delegating as allowing employees the freedom to complete assigned tasks. Delegating is an extremely important organizational management technique because it helps to not only build a strong sense of self-confidence in the employee that has been entrusted with the task, but it can also help to strengthen any sense of devotion that the employee has for the manager. The task of delegating creates a positive dynamic in the employee/manager relationship that allows the manager to develop a better understanding of the employee's abilities. It can also inspire an employee to achieve higher goals and increase his skill set through training.

Communication and Structure

Organizational management benefits a great deal from a defined structure. It is important to know which managers are responsible for which departments and who reports to whom. This is important because it can help to clearly define the paths of communication that will be used to get information from one department to another. A breakdown in the organizational management structure can cause a bottleneck in information that could be the reason behind slow decision making and bad information.

Management Styles

An effective executive or manager understands the various management styles and knows how to apply them based on the group or the individual that she is talking to. A good manager knows which people need a stern micro-manager looking over their shoulder to get their work done, and which people need a coach more than a manager who can offer helpful advice and be a good facilitator who gets the more proactive employees the materials they need to get the job done. A successful organizational management team is able to switch between the various management techniques as needed.


George N. Root III began writing professionally in 1985. His publishing credits include a weekly column in the "Lockport Union Sun and Journal" along with the "Spectrum," the "Niagara Falls Gazette," "Tonawanda News," "Watertown Daily News" and the "Buffalo News." Root has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.