Exploring Media Managment

When analyzing management as an element in the communications field, one must look at management in terms of how it affects the media industry. In the media industry, management often is considered as a process because of the ongoing operation that it undergoes. For instance, most television and radio networks are working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, which means that in the media industry management becomes an ongoing evolving process.

The classical style of management has been existence since the 1800s and is usually associated with the industrial revolution. This management process centered on creating better production and increasing the quality of products among the employees. This type of management marked a shift from agrarian based society to a more manufacturing setting. The classical management concentrated on ways to make organizations more productive. The management staffs were responsible for defining job responsibilities, having close supervision over the workers, watching output of workers, and making important decisions within the corporation. Workers were found to have little motivation to do their tasks.

In terms of Human Relations Management, the managers and employees were members of the same group, which allowed them to share accomplishments of the same goals. Employees had needs other than their wages and benefits, which were met and caused for workers to be more efficient. In the long run the organizations benefited from this type of management. In terms of behavior in this style of management, the human behaviors in management settings were found in the individual and not the whole corporation. Basically, each individual is motivated by different needs, and many people respond differently to certain situations depending on age and other factors. Managers are required to find motivational techniques to motivate all types of people in the work force with this style of management.

In the 1960’s, modern management began to make its way into the workforce and continues today. One theory within modern management deals with particular integration of managers and other individual employees. Basically, depending on the level of management of one person, outlays the goals for the person and the goals that they need to lay out for employees under them. Leadership also plays a huge role in this type of management. Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of someone or a group in order to push the efforts towards success. In order to be a strong an effective business, you have to have strong effective leaders to lead you to success. Most modern management operations have formal and informal leaders who show their knowledge and experience.

When looking at the move “The Paper,” one would understand that this establishment within the movie utilizes classical management and modern management, as well as a tad of human relations management. The paper uses both classical management and modern management the most in their operation. Between different levels of editors, who are essentially the different managers, they encompass the modern management theory. When looking at classical management, “The Paper” uses classical management in means of giving deadlines and helping each other out in order to get stories written, published, and covered in order to reach the ultimate success. Human relations management comes into play in terms of everyone at “The Paper” is under a lot of stress therefore emotions and different behaviors effect not only the managers but also the other employees at the establishment.

All in all, management processes affect any business or corporation. However, when looking at journalism or any other media corporation, they thrive on management and have to have leaders and people to run the different operations in order to reach success and sustain their business with the public and other media outlets. Today more than ever, the way management is encompassed inside a corporation is key to the overall success and reputation of any corporation.

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