Four Functions of Management
The four functions of management, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, are building blocks that are essential in constructing a strong frame work for organizations and productive teams. These steps in the management process must be performed by manager is all organizations. The four management skills are best implemented whenever a project or set of goals need to be completed.
Everyday with little to no thought we utilize management stills to complete tacks in our everyday life. As in our personal lives, the uses of management skills are paramount in the overall success of any business endeavor. The functions of management are the ...view middle of the document...
The planning process itself contains different steps that the management team must take such as analyzing and choosing the appropriate plan to for fill their organizations goals. Planning is an essential management tool that is a necessary stage to ensure the future of any organization. Managers are responsible for a variety of actions from planning the daily routine of their staff to selecting the course of action for long term goals. If the management team has planned appropriately, they will anticipate and appropriately forecast conditions to consider both external and internal factors that can affect their organization. The strategies that are developed will be the foundation that the management team will build upon.
Organizing is the next stage in the Four Functions of Management. When a management team is organizing, what they are essentially doing is grouping information in a logical order. When organizing, a management team may also bring together teams of individuals that share a common skill set, common duties and responsibilities. When creating job duties and grouping teams in the organizing process, it is the management team that must also define employee roles and allocation resources to establish the big picture. It is also important that when organizing groups that everyone involved clearly understand who they report to. Once you have completed the organizing process you can proceed to with the next process, the leading process.
Leading is the next step in the Functions of Management. A good leader will be able to establish a connection with his or her team by utilizing both personal and professional management skill to influence them to follow the direction that is given. A good leader will also be able to foresee trends in their given field, this would allow the leader to handle any future problems so the issues could be managed to reduce the impact to their organization. A good leadership teams will also implement appropriate measures to successfully navigate unforeseen problems. Finally, I good leader will have the knowledge and skill to motivate their team to achieve the desired results. The final of the functions in the Functions of Management is controlling. Controlling is the last step in the functions of management; however, it just may be the most important. It is imperative that a manager maintain control of their team to ensure the desired performance is obtained. When changes are made at the management level the changes must be monitored and remain under control. Throughout the controlling process the manager will have a set of goals for both their selves and their team to accomplish. Controlling is a four-step process that is utilized to establish performance standards, measuring and reporting, comparing the two, and taking...