The leadership and management of an organization have a deep impact on the culture, direction and public image of the organization. Organizational management is the ability to govern and manage the people that make up a group or team with the purpose of enforcing the organization's goals and standards, according to the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide. Organizational Management is the leading authorities over a group of people that are responsible to cast vision, implement change and plan for the future of the organization. Various leadership practices and expectations are needed for leaders to make a positive and effective impact on the organization they are leading.
According to the Free Management Library, planning is choosing the priorities and results desired and detailing how they will be achieved. Planning begins with identifying the purpose, goals, methods, objectives and resources needed to move an organization from one place to another. This includes defining the goals, the methods used to achieve them and the timeframe required. Planning in Organizational Management includes project, staff, business, advertising and strategic planning.
Organization is an essential leadership practice that is required for effective Organizational Management. Organizing is the process of placing the details and order of priority to the tasks that need to be accomplished during planning. Organizing begins with personal organization such as a person’s home, office or supplies. It also manifests itself in organizing different tasks, staff, groups, communities, business and an organization. Human Resource Management plays a vital role in organizing employee relations and needs.
Leadership must be an active role of the organization in order to achieve organizational excellence. Leadership is the ability to influence others, not just an official title. Leaders need to earn respect, trust and loyalty from their followers. The leadership established in the organization must possess strong leadership skills such as communication skills, decision-making skills, conflict-resolution skills, people skills and the ability to create a vision. Leadership must put into action the expectations and company goals to set an example to the rest of the company.
Overseeing and maintaining processes within the organization such as:
- feedback mechanisms
- financial management
- legal compliance
- organizational performance
- risk management
Organizational Management calls for ensuring that all areas and functions of the organization are operating effectively, identifying areas of weakness and creating processes to implement positive change.