This is the eBook version of the study guide to support your studies for the core module Managing Teams and Individuals which forms part of the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification.
Management is the administration of an organisation, whether it be a business, a not-forprofit organisation, or government body. Management includes the activities of setting the strategy of an organisation and coordinating the efforts of its employees or volunteers to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial, natural, technological, and human resources. In keeping with other organisational functions, those who manage procurement and supply activity must possess expertise in developing and fulfilling organisational and functional objectives. It is therefore, essential that learners gain a wider appreciation of theories and techniques that relate to managing teams and individuals involved with the procurement and supply function.