The word “management” is frequently used in business writing and other places where numbers are used. When brevity is needed, it is sometimes necessary to abbreviate “management” to save space. In this article we will teach you how to abbreviate the word “management,” but let’s first start with a definition.
Definition of the Word Management
According to Merriam-Webster, the word management is defined in this way:
- the act or art of managing, the conducting or supervising of something (such as a business)
- judicious – the use of means to accomplish an end
- the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise
- in medicine or in psychiatry, that is, the treatment or control of a disease, injury, or disorder, and the care of patients who suffer from them
There also is an archaic definition of management that has the implication of being deceitful or tricky, that is, managing a situation through trickery or deceit.
How Management Is Abbreviated
The most widely accepted abbreviation for management is: mngmt. The form Mgmt. is also popular.
There is a debate on which abbreviation form is most correct for management. In fact, there are as many as twelve ways to abbreviate the word. Here are the twelve abbreviation forms for the word management and in what area of life they are commonly used:
- mngt – used in business
- mngmt – used in banking, slang, and internet slang
- mgmt – used in internet slang and texting
- Mgmt – used in business and real estate
- MGMT – used in business, economics and finance
- Mgmt. – used as a title
- mgt – used in banking
- Mgt – used in education and power situations
- MGT – used in education and as the academic discipline
- man – used in banking
- MG – used in engineering
- MX – a more recent abbreviation and not yet widely used
There are other possible ways to abbreviate management, and as long as people wish to shorten a word for speed in writing or informal writing, there will be as many abbreviations as the ten letters in the word allow. Typically, an abbreviation of a word comes from taking out the vowels, which is how we get the common abbreviation.
Synonyms for Management
There are many synonyms for management, which include:
manager (managers, managing, comanaging, comanagement, micromanagement),
director (directors, board of directors),
directorate (directorate, co-direction)
executives (exec, execs, executives suite),
upstairs (person upstairs),
brass (top brass).
The opposite of management is workers, and all words attributed to labor.
When to Use the Abbreviation for Management
As with most abbreviations, the abbreviation for management should not be used in proper or academic writing, or when used in official documents. In such cases, the word should be fully spelled out.
It is proper, however to abbreviate the word management when sending an email, text, or message to a friend or colleague in an informal setting. It is common to use the abbreviation in memos, briefs, or other in-house communications.
Examples of Using the Abbreviation in Sentences
Here are some examples of mngmt being used in a sentence:
“Please be prepared to present your reports in our 3 PM mngmt meeting.”
“At the conclusion of the fiscal year, you will be briefed on the decision of mngmt regarding overtime.”
“In recognition of all your hard work, mngmt has decided to give all personnel a Christmas bonus.”
An important point to remember when using the abbreviation for management more than once in a message is to be sure to use the same form throughout to avoid confusion.