Management is the fundamental instrument to ensure that all plans are adequately integrated and that the work of all functions is integrated into a cohesive whole so that the full force of the organization's resources can be focused on the successful achievement of its objectives. Management includes the following processes (as well as concern with their interrelationships): setting objectives, planning strategy, establishing goals, developing a company philosophy, establishing policies, planning the organizational structure, providing personnel, establishing procedures, providing facilities, providing financial resources, setting standards, establishing management programmes and operational plans, providing control information, and activating people. Specific management activities include: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, and innovation.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.