Business Management Skills

To run a successful business you need a diverse range of business management skills. Remember that although you need to understand, manage and take responsibility for every aspect of your business, you don’t have to do everything yourself.

All managers need to develop skills that go beyond their areas of specialisation, skills that contribute high value to their companies - and that will help advance their careers.

Excellence in functional disciplines can make or break an organization's ability to keep up with the pace of change. From strategy to operations, we are committed to helping our clients build their functional skills and boost performance for the long term.

Other than general human resource consulting, some of the key functional disciplines you’ll need to think about as a manager are listed below.

Management is a skill that can be learned. According to Harold Koontz, “Management is an art of getting things done through and with the people in formally organized groups. It is an art of creating an environment in which people can perform and individuals can co-operate towards attainment of group goals”. According to F.W. Taylor, “Management is an art of knowing what to do, when to do and see that it is done in the best and cheapest way”.

Management is a purposive activity. It is something that directs group efforts towards the attainment of certain pre - determined goals. It is the process of working with and through others to effectively achieve the goals of the organisation, by efficiently using limited resources in the changing world.

Management involves creating an internal environment: - It is the management which puts into use the various factors of production. Therefore, it is the responsibility of management to create such conditions which are conducive to maximum efforts so that people are able to perform their task efficiently and effectively.

Therefore, we can say that good management includes both being effective and efficient. Being effective means doing the appropriate task i.e., fitting the square pegs in square holes and round pegs in round holes. Being efficient means doing the task correctly, at least possible cost with minimum wastage of resources.

Core Functional Disciplines provided

Change Management Customer Strategies Employment Law Interview Techniques Leadership Skills
  • Motivating the team
  • Aligning team activities with business goals
  • Understanding the needs of the business
  • Delegating
  • Giving feedback
  • Identifying training needs
  • Communication
  • Leading
  • Solving problems and making decisions
  • Resolving conflict
Meeting Management Skills Policies, Procedures and Practices for
  • Human Resources
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment, Selection and Exits
  • Progressive Warning Systems
  • Staff Induction
  • Occupational Safety & Health
Project management Team Training and Development Time Management Skills and dealing with workplace pressures

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"We asked Ken Vesey to put together a management refresher course for our annual strategy day in July 2012. Ken ensured that he had a good understanding of our industry and organisation prior to confirming the course content, which meant that when he delivered the training it was tailored to our needs and of great value to our management team. Should we require a similar service in the future we would approach Ken to do so for us without hesitation."

Verity Douglas - Payroll/Personnel Officer,
Pathology Associates Ltd