Question: Is ‘Management’ a profession?
Answer: Under profession, a man after training and long experience acquires proficiency with which he impartially serves different sections of society. As management satisfies some of the conditions for being a profession (like a body of specialised knowledge and technique, formalised methods of acquiring training and experience, priority to the feeling of service) the other characteristics (like representative professional association and code of conduct) have still not developed adequately. In India, the development of management as a profession is still in its infancy and is moving ahead gradually. Its recognition as a profession will increase in accordance with the pace of its development.