Management As An Art

In this tutorial, we will learn about management as art that implies applying knowledge and skill to trying about desired results. Painting may define as a personalized application of general theoretical principles for achieving the best possible results.

Management is a process that involves the use of knowledge, how and skills—that direct towards the accomplishment of concrete results. Science and Art are not mutually exclusive but are complementary. The theory and practice of management are mutually helpful.

Art implies the application of knowledge & skill to trying about desired results. A painting may be defined as a personalized application of general theoretical principles for achieving the results. Art has the following characters are as given below –

Practical Knowledge: 

Every art requires practical knowledge; therefore, learning of theory is not sufficient. It is vital to know the practical application of theoretical principles. E.g., to become a good painter, the person may not only be knowing different colors and brushes but different designs, dimensions, situations, etc. to use them appropriately. A manager can never be successful just by obtaining a degree or diploma in management; he must have also know how to apply various principles in real situations by functioning in the capacity of manager.

Personal Skill: 

Maybe the same for every artist, each has his style and approach towards his job. That is why the level of success and quality of performance differs from one person to another. E.g., there are several qualified painters, but M.F. Husain recognized for his style. Similarly, management as an art is also personalizing. Every manager has his way of managing things based on his knowledge, experience, and personality. That is why some managers are known as good managers (like Aditya Birla, Rahul Bajaj), whereas others are bad.


Every artist has an element of creativity in line. That is why he aims to produce something that has never existed before, which requires a combination of intelligence and imagination. Management is also creative, like any other art. It combines human and non-human resources in a useful way to achieve desired results. It tries to produce sweet music by efficiently combining chords.

Perfection through practice: 

Practice makes a man perfect. Every artist becomes more and more proficient through constant practice. Similarly, managers learn through the art of trial and error initially, but the application of management principles over the years makes them perfect for managing.


Every art is result oriented as it seeks to achieve concrete results. In the same manner, management is direct towards the accomplishment of predetermined goals. Managers use various resources like men, money, material, machinery & methods to promote the growth of an organization.

Thus, we can say that management is an art; therefore, it requires the application of certain principles; instead, it is an art of the highest order because it deals with molding the attitude and behavior of people at work towards desired goals.