4 Functions of Management

1096 Words Oct 22nd, 2005 5 Pages
The management process contains four basic functions; planning, organizing, leading and controlling. By using these key tools, one can create an organization as a whole consisting of unified parts acting in harmony to achieve goals, both successfully and proficiently. It is vital for an organization manager to implement these functions to ensure the success of the company. The functions of management are described, according to (Bateman, Snell, 2004) as follows: Planning is specifying the goals to be achieved and deciding in advance the appropriate actions needed to achieve those goals. Planning activities include analyzing current situations, anticipating the future, determining objectives, deciding in what types of activities the company …show more content…
One guy has the job of inventory. He has to take inventory of all equipment. He has to gather all users ' names and assign them with a workstation. And the last guy has to work with the other IT departments, with the information at hand from the inventory, and associate each workstation with a printer package and workstation object. Our manager has to also organize the rollout. How are we going to get to the new location and what is the time frame which this needs to be completed. Leading is going to also be an important factor with this project. Our manager needs to motivate us to actually wanting to work very late on Friday and all day Saturday. Our manager needs to be able to communicate with us and let us know what we have to do at that very moment. The leader needs to keep us on the right track and focus on the goal at hand. This entails him to be present during the rollout. I believe we will be motivated if he is present during the rollout, giving a helpful hand where ever he can. Even if it isn 't much, anything is better than nothing at all. The final function is controlling. Management will have to monitor our progress during the rollout and decide what actions need to be taken to improve. In past projects similar to this one, we ran into a few problems and management had to reconfigure its game plan to make everything work out fine in the end. In one instance, the cubicles that were
Open Document