Is Management An Art of Science

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The concept of management is worldwide. A lot of argument arises whether management is an art or science. It is said that the management is the oldest of arts and youngest of science. But to have an exact answer to this question, it is necessary to understand both these aspects separately.

Art refers to the way of doing specific things. It indicates how an object can be achieved. Art is bringing about of a desired result through the application of skill. Art is, thus, skilful relevance of knowledge which entirely depends on the inbuilt capacity of a person which comes from within a person and is learned from practice and experience. In this sense, management is certainly an art as a manager uses his skill, knowledge and experience in solving various troubles; both complicated and non-complicated that arises in the working of his enterprise successful.

Science may be described as a systematize body of knowledge based on proper findings and exact principles and is capable of confirmation. It is a pool of fundamental truths and its findings apply safely in all the situations. In this sense, management is sciences as it has also developed some systematize knowledge. Like other sciences, management has also developed certain principles, laws, generalizations, which are widespread in nature and are applicable wherever the efforts of the people are to be synchronized. The main reason for the vagueness of science of management is that it deals with the people and it is very difficult to forecast their behavior accurately.

The management is an art and science both. Management is the art and science of preparing, organizing and directing human efforts to control the forces and use the material of nature for the advantage of men. Thus, it has now been accepted that management is an art as well as science.

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9 Responses to Is Management An Art of Science

  1. Piyali Chattaraj says:

    Management is combination of both art and science.Science is about gathering knowledge and art says how to bring the desired result with this knowledge.Both art and science are complement of each other.Art can not be learned from books it can be learnt only with experience.

  2. Priyanka Baidya says:

    Management combines features of both science as well as art,So, Management is both an art & a science.
    It is considered as a science because it has an organised body of knowledge which contains certain universal truth.
    It is considered as an art because managing requires certain skills which are personal possessions of managers.
    Science provides the knowledge & art deals with the application of knowledge and skills.
    Science teaches to “KNOW” & art teaches to “DO”.
    Science & Art are not mutually exclusive but they are complementary to each other.
    So we can say that, Management is the oldest of Art and youngest of Science.

  3. suriya prakash says:

    ya management is an art of science but by experience and not by learning

  4. Seetha Manoharan says:

    Management is not only art… also science. because we have to think about result of future…..


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  6. Dinesh says:

    Management is definitely an ART because
    ART – can be only made when you travel with the ups downs with a smile
    SCIENCE – if you done a think an opposite reaction will take place

    but Management is like travelling in a boat on the river only if can able to understand the flow of the river then only we can survive in the business market

  7. Shashank Gupta says:

    Management is both art and science.
    Thanks for this useful article. I m searching the answer for an assignment work for my brother.

  8. boopathy sathish says:

    the management is sure art.. science has more platform but an art is the tool to execute them..
    management is art art art

  9. patlakshi says:

    Management is an art as i think. Because its more understanding than the scientific methods. Here one gets more knowlege about paractical knowledge and risk taking abilities .

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