There are many different types of theories of management. The theories that we are studying are the classical management theory, behavioral management theory, systems management theory, and the contingency management theory. The classical theory focuses on finding the best way to perform and manage a task. The behavioral theory recognizes employees as individuals with human needs, as parts of work groups, and the members of a large society. Managers are encouraged to understand the dynamics of their environment to influence employee motivation. The systems theory states that an organization is made up of different parts that must perform duties necessary to achieving a common goal. The contingency theory is based on the assumption that manager's preferred actions or approaches depend on the situation they are faced with.