the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control. skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact.
the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management.
executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor).
Origin of management
Related formsman·age·men·tal [man-ij-men-tl] /ˌmæn ɪdʒˈmɛn tl/, adjectivean·ti·man·age·ment, adjective, nounnon·man·age·ment, noun, adjectivepro·man·age·ment, adjectiveself-man·age·ment, noun
First recorded in 1590–1600; manage
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Examples from the Web for self-management
Historical Examples of self-management
Its only hope lies in a capacity for self-management, self-rule, which means self-control.
By self-management is meant the pupil's use of his time, his abilities, his knowledge, and the like.
The fact that he was a son was of no avail to him in the "far country," in the place of self-will and self-management.
Scientific Management is applicable to self-management as well as to managing others.
British Dictionary definitions for self-management
managers or employers collectively
the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing withanger management
the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-management
1590s, "act of managing," from manage + -ment. Meaning "governing body" (originally of a theater) is from 1739.
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self-management in Culture
The body of individuals who run major businesses, usually without owning them but often with the reward of stock options.
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