When you talk about
“management” it is defined as a guide of the organizational efforts,
which seeks to improve the relationship between the organization and its
environment. The main goal is to resolve the differences that we normally
identify between an external situation and the ability to adapt to it. Thus, to
change that external situation for the sake of gradual and continuous growth.
It must be emphasized that this is made according to the company’s
strategy and its characteristics. Therefore, it is clear that there is not a
unique type of “management”, in fact, there are several, as a result
of how each one adapts to its own context.
However, you can identify some of
the functions that are generated from the relationship established by the
management with the company, the environment it faces and most importantly, its
One of the most important functions
is to manage the company itself, and we can summarize as the actions taken by
the administration to guide the company “somewhere”, to achieve what every
administrator has as a primary focus: make the company progress. This progress
is not only from the financial point of view, but it also seems in a general
way and it has an especially focus on the growth of all the collaborators that
are part of it. One of the most important aspects is that these actions are
directly related to the strategy and objectives of the company. In other words,
it is how to get to a harbor and how actions become the route drawn.
The organization is another function that complement the previous one
well. It is necessary that these actions that we mentioned before, follow a
logical order and don´t be a result of rain ideas that not Accord in a perfect
way with the company strategy and objectives. We may think that it is not a simple
task, but have the full security that we have the necessary tools to generate
that order we are talking about, such as: empathic communication, the ability
to delegate and assign responsibilities, in addition to the division of task.
Mario L Huertas, partner at Auren Colombia