Social Dimensions In Management

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Social Dimensions In Management

Table of Contents:
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Managers¡¦ responsibility in the office and in society.
3.0 Employees¡¦ responsibility in the office and in society.
4.0 Changing for the future.
5.0 Who is affected and to what degree.
6.0 Conclusion and Summary
7.0 Bibliography.
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1.0 Introduction
Management is the process of planning, organizing and staffing, directing and controlling
activities in an organization in a systematic way in order to achieve a specific goal. From time in
memorial, society has undergone the management process. For example, in the African context, the chiefs led the clan and either the Prince or a Chief Warrior led the warriors. Comparing this scenario to the Western world, take for example Britain and Spain was and is led by the Queen and King respectively while the United States was and is led by a President. From the above it is a clear indication that they were appointed and had responsibilities and duties (as clear as any organization would refer to its leaders).
Social dimensions in management refer to both the societal changes as well as managerial changes that affect the working environment. This paper is written to tackle these changes from all angles.
2.0 Manager¡¦s responsibility in the office and in society.
A manager¡¦s responsibility both in the office and out there is to uphold his duties both as an employee of an organization and as a member of society. Society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. The ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions finds one incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure, essential concepts that are often absent from a managerial viewpoint. However, corporate social responsibility should rightly exist within every company¡¦s infrastructure. Social integrity is not something that is often at the forefront of modern day business dealings. Ethics, business and society must work together as they go hand in hand and without all of them, then there cannot be existence for either. ¡§Ethical concerns ran rampant among various entities, posing questions along the way as to whether a particular practice is deemed morally acceptable. It gets in the way of resolving questions like: What is ethical concern? Am I being true to myself? Why is this bothering me? Is it my problem? (RUIN, 1997, p. PG)¡¨ According to the book¡¦s article on this matter, establishing proper ethical guidelines ¡V and therefore appropriate corporate social responsibility ¡V must come from management perspective, which is where policies are derived. The moral argument that helps managers to choose among competing duties based upon the best consequences must inevitably oblige managers ¡§to do that which is best¡¨
3.0 Employees¡¦ responsibility in the office and in society.
In most cases, the employee is the one who is mainly affected by the changes occurring in the economic world. Whatever he does is affected by the economic situation of any one given country of location. It is in this regard, therefore, that an employee must look into ways of effectively carrying out his duties. Gone are the days when one employee could keep his job for a very long period of time even though his level of performance is not to the desired degree. Due to high competition in the market, the employee has been forced to enhance his capabilities in both the society and the working environment.
When employees set out an advertisement in order to acquire people who can then be interviewed for a post, the ones who usually succeed in passing the interview and acquiring the jobs are the people who are competent in their field of study, have working experience, who are extroverts by nature, who have good decision making skills, who can work with others, have the ability to lead, not to mention, who are involved in projects that are there to help the society at large. These are the major responsibilities that are required from any individual both in the working environment and in the social environment.
4.0 Changing for the future.
During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial Work to Information Technology work. Today, a worker¡¦s real

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