Management arguments are chains of inductive-deductive reasoning. The best arguments must meet four essential criteria, otherwise the argument is a fallacy.
Managers face a different problem to business owners.
- Whereas the manager works through hearsay evidence, believing what he/she is told merely because of the organizational positioning of the reporter,
- the business owner must prefer only cogent evidence, verified through a critical argument process.
The inferior alternative is business management on the basis of organizational fantasy.
Arguments are based on the way the writer proves the management report’s premises. Thus, arguments must be both true and valid. An argument must correspond with reality, and the conclusion must follow from the premises. Keep Reading