Self-management means different things in different fields:
• In business, education, self-management refers to methods, skills, and strategies by which individuals can effectively direct their own activities toward the achievement of objectives, and includes goal setting, decision making, focusing, planning, scheduling, task tracking, self-evaluation, self-intervention, self-development, etc. Also known as executive processes (in the context of the processes of execution).
• In the field of computer science, self-management refers to the process by which computer systems will (one day) manage their own operation without human intervention. Self-Management technologies are expected to pervade the next generation of network management systems.
• In the field of medicine and health care, self-management means the interventions, training, and skills by which patients with a chronic condition, disability, or disease can effectively take care of themselves and learn how to do so. Personal care applied to outpatients.
• In condominiums and housing co-operatives, it refers to apartment buildings or housing complexes that are run directly by the owners themselves, either through a committee structure, or through a Board of Directors that has management as well as executive functions.
• In political economy, economics and sociology, self-management may refer to a Self-managed economy, a type of socialist economic system that is based on various forms of collaborative, decentralized, inclusive decision-making and relative workplace autonomy in economic enterprises and the government.
Self-management may also refer to:
• Workers’ self-management – a form of workplace decision-making in which the employees themselves agree on choices (for issues like customer care, general production methods, scheduling, division of labor etc.) instead of the traditional supervisor telling workers what to do, how to do it and where to do it. This was the official development strategy of Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. Workers self-management was promoted on all levels in society.
Self-managed Companies
Some business leaders have begun to structure their companies as either partially or fully self-managed. A fully self-managed company is one that imposes no formal hierarchical structure upon employees (in some cases, having no hierarchy whatsoever). Some companies (e.g. Google, famous for their 20 Percent Time , allow their employees to have free rein for a portion of their time, pursuing projects that they find interesting or promising without requiring consent or authorization from management.
The word management is often associated with business or commercial managements by many of us. But, how our entire life turns out to be based on how we manage it
If you want to have a healthy life both physically and mentally, you should learn to manage yourself. Your body, mind, soul, emotions, situations, people, society, country and the whole world needs a skillful management.
Everyone speaks of stress management now but what is more important is self- management. Stress is caused when you deviate from your scheduled path. From clerks to managing directors say they have work stress. But, actually stress does not come from work, and it comes from your incompetence in your self management.
Life is not and accident and you should plan every inch of it and stick to your principles and values. Make life as joyous ride to achieve your goal.\
Showing your strength is not management but adjusting to the situations and emerging as a skillful person who fits into anything, whom under every employee feels themselves important is management.
Goal management in organizations
Organizationally, goal management consists of the process of recognizing or inferring goals of individual team-members, abandoning no longer relevant goals, identifying and resolving conflicts among goals, and prioritizing goals consistently for optimal team-collaboration and effective operations.
For any successful commercial system, it means deriving profits by making the best quality of goods or the best quality of services available to the end-user (customer) at the best possible cost. Goal management includes:
• Assessment and dissolution of non-rational blocks to success
• Time management
• Frequent reconsideration (consistency checks)
• Feasibility checks
• Adjusting milestones and main-goal targets
An organizational goal-management solution ensures that individual employee goals and objectives align with the vision and strategic goals of the entire organization. Goal-management provides organizations with a mechanism to effectively communicate corporate goals and strategic objectives to each person across the entire organization. The key consists of having it all emanate from a pivotal source and providing each person with a clear, consistent organizational-goal message. With goal-management, every employee understands how their efforts contribute to an enterprise’s success.

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