Functions of Management
University of Phoenix
March 6, 2011
The four functions of management are tools in which a manager can use in order to be successful among Executives, clients and his/her employees. These functions serve as the foundations of management. There are four functions in which a manager can use in order to be a great leader to his/her subordinates and be received as a respected and knowledgeable professional in their field.
The first and would be stated as the most important function in management is planning. Planning is something of a foundation which should be used in all areas of management. A planning gives an overview ...view middle of the document...
This will assist the subordinates in completing tasks that are delegating as well as assist executives in understanding what is going on. Being organized helps the manager delegate better. Knowing who to go to for certain information is critical. Staff work together better when things are planned out well and organized well. My company is not good at this at the moment. We always have many people executing the same task, which results in a lot of wasted time and frustrated employees. This is because upper management does not fully understand the functions of the team that they are over.
The next function within management is leadership or to lead. This ability is very important when you are a manager, but not all managers possess it. Leadership is about giving good direction, being able to control and supervise staff and the actions which come from them. Being a good leader is important for the growth and success of the company. If a person has good leadership skills and is able to communicate with all employees they are often respected more and in turn have people who enjoy working for them. Leading well will allow for the manager to be pivotal in their staffs achievements as they work as a team to achieve the goal of the organization as well as the personal goals of each employee.
In my current position this is an area where we greatly lack. We have managers and directors who do not necessarily understand the people that they employee or manage. This does not mean that everyone has to be best friends,...