Business administration is a profession focused on the management of work groups and on directing them towards the achievement of specific objectives that is required of both private and public or social companies, making the most of the use of their resources, using the implementation of planning techniques, control, management and direction that are frequently used in different areas or departments, such as the human resources department, the finance department , the marketing department , production department and most recently Appearance, the computer department.
Administrators work in teams that have several knowledge characteristics, in carrying out their daily work, which consists of using the different administrative techniques they know; The business administration is responsible for organizing the various processes of the different departments in an organization, so the fundamental character of the administrator is to be a multidisciplinary professional who guides the company in order to a sense of healthy competitiveness and performance.
Objectives of business administration
The main objective of business administration is to develop the ability of administrators to use the functions of general management in the business world.
Knowledge in the following areas is essential to achieve a quality administrative service: initially, we must know how to bring people and understand human behavior; then how to organize and direct the development processes of companies effectively, then how to organize and develop the function of human resources within a company effectively, know how to maintain the direction of a company in the desired direction; know how to create and implement successful strategies; master how to develop skills and organize them for learning within companies and manage how to coordinate the business activities of a company also in the international context.
Because of their mastery of all these topics, business administrators work by doing very different tasks, they are included as personnel specialists, consultants, executives and administrators at all different levels of companies, they work in human resources functions, companies of consulting, developing strategies and developing the entire organization, they also work as project managers, and also in the areas of marketing and sales, and in international organizations, as well as researchers.
Types of business administration
Within the complexity that combines the social science of administration, business administration is certainly a link dedicated to meeting the management needs of consortia and institutions throughout the world; However, this link or small slice of the cake is also complex in itself, and consists of different approaches depending on the turn of the business to be managed, which is why, among the main types of business administration we have the following:
The international administration, the comparative administration, the administration by objectives, the administration in the technology, the administration of the strategy and the administration of the production and operations; As we can see, each of these approaches differs from the other essentially in the topics to be treated and the areas of the company that they will try to manage.
The administrator and the factors that influence his work
In everyday work, business administrators, professionals in charge of managing, must deal with different factors that directly influence the performance of their daily work, these factors are basically the following:
Suppliers, customers, competitors, government, public pressure groups, price levels, technological, social, political, ethical, moral rules and finally, human relationships; All factors that influence how you solve the situations that make up your daily performance.
How to explain the importance of Business Administration?
It was really difficult to find a specific article that talked about the importance of business administration and even more to bring it to the reality of a country like Colombia, but some readings allow us to make some conjecture and be able to focus on the social environment that a country with craving for progress as ours is.
If we look at what the blog Negociosyemprendimiento.org refers to, where it ensures that the work of an administrator “constitutes one of the fundamental pillars for the success of any company or organization”, we can understand that if good administrators are cultivated in Colombia, we can build the success for all the environments that the population needs, because the National University of Colombia, based in Bogotá, says that “it imparts effectiveness to human efforts, and in general it is essential for any social organization”
If this is so, we can surely say that by forming new and better business administrators we can draw models of professionals capable of taking the best of people and companies and making them the greatest and most effective individuals and the greatest and solvent companies, because the administrator can be the visionary that is needed for a country like Colombia to emerge and achieve a country potentially rich in economy and especially in human quality.
We can conclude that as naturally sociable beings, tending to form societies to obtain resources and assets, and currently students of business administration, our mission is to make the best of ourselves to build the country that we dream and deserve so much.
Among the important points for the best performance of a company, and which are closely related to the administration are the following:
- Clearly define the company’s objectives
- Spend time on matters of real importance
- Plan and follow the programs
- Be a leader getting involved in the action
- Ensure that each team member is assigned to the job best suited for their knowledge and experiences
- Encourage each employee to assume their responsibilities
- Evaluate what has been achieved and if necessary, take corrective action
- Have adequate decision making
- Increase staff knowledge through training
- Know how to associate
- Build alliances
- Adapt to change
- Have healthy finances
- Comply with tax obligations and maintain adequate accounting
- Know how to identify the precise moment to request a loan
- Listen and meet your client
- Distinguish who is your direct and indirect competence
- Be creative and innovative, offering new proposals every day
- Keep in mind discipline and punctuality
- Be persistent, competitive and analytical
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