Bp Functions of Management

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British Petroleum (BP): Functions of Management MGT330: Management for Organization Marsha Bicknell February 18, 2013 Instructor: Aaron Bangerter

British Petroleum (BP): Functions of Management

British Petroleum (BP) is a service station offering different types of products to a diversity of customers. As an employee or cashier working for British Petroleum (BP), a person can see how sales reports and the ordering of products are part of the five functions for effective management. Taking a closer look into the five functions, such as planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling for effective management we can see how they are incorporated by the BP, where I work.
Since, I begin work at this BP I have noticed
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This brings us to the organizing function which is the next function of the five. Reilly, Minnick, and Baack states “Organizing may be defined as the process of efficiently and effectively bringing people and resources together to create products and services (Reilly, Minnick, & Baack, sect 3.1). Job design, departmentalization, and completion of the organizational structure are the three primary activities that organizing consists of.
As managers decides on the criteria to determine the tasks needed to be done, who will do them, and what selection criteria will be used to choose employees and place them on the job. Then managers are applying job analysis, job description, and job specification which are the three steps in the standard approach to job design. As retail clerks we fall in the category of front-line white collars. We have certain task to perform on a daily basis besides providing friendly customer service to our clientele. This can consist of washing pumps down, retailing, stocking coolers, and putting deliveries away. This is where the job description comes into play.
The job specifications come in to play as we are to be reliable and dependable to report to work on our scheduled shift. Retail clerks are cashiers that us a register to handle different types of transactions which could make basic math skills and cash handling one of the job

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