We are beginning this week some basic
lessons on Management.
Before we start talking about the
subjects, just a few suggestions we shall do better to consider. Remember, we aim through this simple corner
to improve the standard of higher education in our own little and humble
way. This is going to be our collective
contribution to the cause of higher education which is facing now a serious
challenge of which many do not seem to be aware.
Learning truly automatically improves
standard of your education. What do we
mean by learning truly? If you observe some people who have learned truly, we
come to know of certain points. The
first one is they like the subjects they want to learn. So, you have to like
your subject you want to learn. You have chosen to learn it because you think
it will bring you employment at the end of the study. Having made the choice,
you will have to give your best to it. It means, learning that subject becomes
all important for you. In other words, learning this subject of your choice
must be given much of your energy and time. If you spend your time on things
not related to the subject out of habit, it takes you away from you subject
which then you cannot learn it truly.
So, first thing, is like your subject;
if it is a new one, even then, develop a liking for the subject. Then, you will
find things fall in their place. Whatever does not do anything to improve your
knowledge in the subject, it drops away from your activities. It means be
focused on the subject. All those who
have proved themselves have always focused on their aim. With these few words, let us move on to the
subject of Management.
To put it simply, management means
getting things done towards a chosen purpose. Either you do it yourself or get
others do it for you. The experience of
managing things is common to all, without an exception. You are able to manage your things well when
you come to college and attend the class. Your father manages things well if he
is able to pay you money for your education.
Your mother manages home so well that everyone feels comfortable in her
presence. She manages domestic problems. Even a street vendor manages things
well. This goes to prove that living and
management are inseparable.
Though management is present everywhere
with everyone all the time, it is not just that simple when you come to manage
a business and industry. There, since one has to deal with a great many people with a great many
problems, some principles, based on rich experience of the past successful
business men, have been formed. We shall see those principles in our next
Meanwhile, can I expect some questions on what
we have seen so far? Questions bring forth clarity which is acquisition of
knowledge. You would do well to think on this line and discuss management with
your friends asking them to share their views.