The paper "Management Fundamentals" is a great example of a report on management. Every project requires a certain amount of coordination and organization which are in accordance with the policies and regulations being followed by the organization or the project originator. Management has always been a part of the overall development of a project, even when the project has been undertaken in the past. In fact, the historical projects are also constructed as per the management decisions taken by the leaders as shown in the case study being discussed in detail in this paper.
In order to understand the evolving nature of management and the influence of economic, social, and political conditions on management decisions, the paper would compare the management styles being followed by a historical project and a recent commercial project. Historical Management Project: Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is an incredible monument, constructed on the order of Emperor Shah Jehan in honor of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Known, as one of the finest creation of Mughal architecture, it is a combination of Islamic, Turkish, Persian, and Indian architectural styles.
The construction of Taj started in 1632 and took around 22 years to complete and around 5 more years for completing the garden. The massive work was completed with the help of around 20,000 workers, which included masons, sculptors, calligraphers, and craftsmen from the Ottoman Empire, Persia, and Europe (Preston and Preston 2008). The structure is based on a raised, square platform with the corners being truncated giving it a form of an unequal octagon. The monument was built using the design technique of interlocking arabesque concept, wherein all the elements used in the design has a unique place in the entire structure and yet integrates seamlessly with the main structure.
Although it is tough to estimate the total cost incurred to construct the mausoleum, historians estimate that around 32 million Rupees were spent during that time (Preston and Preston 2008).
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