Describe and apply the management functions of an organization

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. It provides the background necessary to understand the management function in an organisation. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost center, section or department. 

Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position is term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her. 

The qualifying learner is capable of:Describing the management activities involved in running a successful business.Explaining the basic activities involved in the management process.Identifying and explaining the main tasks required of managers.Applying the decision making process to make a management decision.Analysing the application of the general management functions in a selected organisation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Basic management activities are planning, organising, leading and controlling.Management tasks include, but are not limited to, decision making, communicating, controlling, disciplining, motivating, coordinating, evaluating and delegating.When the learner is already in a junior management role this unit standard should be read as referring to the learner`s own position in an organisation.General management functions include Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations, Production, Financial and Administration. 


Occupational Health and Safety
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PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety; the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. Learners will also be able to carry out physical inspections and record, report and deal with the results of the inspection in order to implement corrective and preventative actions.Give inductions of health and safety principles to new personnel and the person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the duties of both the employees and employers with regard to Occupational Safety and Heath in the workplace. Learners will be able to understand the requirements that apply to persons entering the workplace and performing any duties therein as well as the requirements for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), housekeeping and emergency procedures that apply to the workplace. 


The qualifying learner is capable of: 
Explaining the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.Planning Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.Conducting inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.Reporting on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections. Explaining both employer and employee duties with regard to occupational safety and health in the workplace.Explaining the general safety rules in a workplace.Explaining the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment in a workplace.Explaining the need for good housekeeping in the workplace.Explaining and applying emergency procedures in the workplace. 

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Educational technology is a combined application of three major sciences for classroom activities. These are Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Managerial Sciences. Educational technology plays a complementary role to the teacher’s effort to manage effective classroom communication. Recent developments have turned teachers into classroom managers and the phrase teaching-learning has been replaced by classroom communication.

 

The purpose of these changes is to achieve mastery learning by every student so that s/he becomes a competent person fit to serve the society. Of course, learners have individual differences. Because of these differences, the objective of mastery learning is not always easy to achieve, especially among students in the classroom. You, the teacher as classroom manager, have to assist your students to become educated human beings. In general, you do this by using the same method at the same time for a large number of students in your classroom.

 

This is a big challenge for you. Educational Technology is a solution to this problem. This book in Self-Instructional Material (SIM) format has been designed by the course team to provide an ‘Educational Technology Bible’ to you, the teacher who sometimes faces classroom challenges. As such, it may be found useful to every teacher as it can be used for:

upgrading your knowledge,

strengthening some skills, and

enhancing a favourable positive attitude towards your managerial role in the  classroom.