Modern Management has to take care of the new emerging human relations in business. An efficient and effective organization and management must possess all the information it needs to enable it to come to a variety of decisions. To retain information to analyse it and furnish it for the management are the basic functions of a modern office. Hence the phrase “information management” is used in preference to the older one “office management. The reason is that information management can carry out the activities of a modern office more precisely.
The office acts as a storehouse and nervous system of the very operation of a business concern. A well managed office is an indispensable aid to management. It helps the management to plan its operations intelligently and to put them in action competently. In the modern times the term “office management is being rapidly replaced by the term “administrative office management and information management.
The management of work done in a modern office poses a challenge to today's Manager. The combined effect of competition, computerization, information systems and innovation in every field, is what makes the subject of office management both relevant as well as interesting. It covers various aspects related to the management of office work as well as the management of people at work. The administration of office work and connected aspects of personnel management from the subject of office management.