Functions of Management Paper

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Functions of Management Paper

     The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. All four of these functions of management are used through out each and every type of business out there in the world.
     The first function of management is planning. Planning is “specifying the goals to be achieved and deciding in advance the appropriate actions needed to achieve those goals.” Planning includes analyzing current situations, looking into the future of the company, deciding what activities the company should look into and determining resources needed to achieve the goals. In my place of employment, at a local hospital,
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The nurses’ jobs are also planned because the nurses have specific jobs that they need to do before the doctors even go into the see the patients. Planning is used through all of the hospital each day in the way that each job is performed. Planning is helpful because it allows for every employee to know what they are supposed to do everyday and what their job title means.
     The second function of management is organizing. Organizing is “assembling and coordinating the human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals.” Organizing is used a lot in my particular job as a front desk person because I need to organize all of my paperwork and other materials so that I know what is needed for each patient that comes into the office. As my job at the front desk, I need to check patients in, know what forms need to be signed or filled out, and if what needs to go into their charts. By me organizing all of the paperwork it allows me to know better what each patient needs to do when they come in for their appointments. By organizing I can look at the face sheet with all of the patients’ information on it and know exactly what they need to sign. The face sheets allow me to write on the paper if I need to copy insurance cards, if the patient needs a referral, if there is a co-pay to be collected, their address, phone number, place of employment, etc. All of this organizing helps in the planning of