FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT
Functions of Management
The process of working with resources and people in an organization to accomplish a goal can be defined as management. "The traditional functions of management "planning, organizing, leading, and controlling" continue to be the key activities used to enable the organization to accomplish its goals and objectives. Though significant changes have occurred in all organizational structures, processes, and managerial styles, these traditional functions remain a constant. (Anderson & Pulich, 2002) To be an effective manager in any organization they must posses these skills.
Planning is the first function of management. The ...view middle of the document...
The managers but take time out and train the employee and show them the matrix on which their performance is measured and merit increases are based.
A manager's effort to stimulate high performance by its employees is the function of leading (Bateman & Snell, 2007). This seems to be a very logical step in the functions of management. After all you have a company and mangers that have spent countless hours planning for it's success and future, they've identified the various parts of which an employee can successful now they must motivate and encourage that employee so that they might offer the most benefit to the company and it's profitability. Within the University, the management team is forever trying to motivate its teams. They are always holding competitions and then once a month they also recognize those top performers with awards and plaques in front of the entire department. They also lead by example, which is huge moral booster. They tend to ask anything of you that they wouldn't or have not done themselves. The University is a big proprietor of promotions from within, so most in management know what it's like to be "low man" on the rung and they are always conscious of that and do what they can to make sure the employees are working in a fun yet professional atmosphere.
The final function of management is the function of controlling. A major component of controlling is monitoring. "When managers implement their plans, they often find that things are not working out as planned. The controlling function makes sure that goals are met. It asks and answers the question, "Are our actual outcomes consistent with our goals" (Bateman & Snell, 2007). Inside the...