Identifying and Describing the Management Functions

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Rogelio Orta-Martin October 10th, 2010 DADI400 Genese Gibson Module 1 Exercise Identifying and Describing the Management Functions When we think of a manager, the first think that most of the time comes to our mind is one person with the responsibility of telling others what to do and how to do it. This is true, but being a manager is much more than that. University programs across the United States train students that want to become health care managers in areas such as structuring, marketing, positioning and governance; financial management; leadership, interpersonal relations, an written and oral communications skills; managing human resources and health professionals; managing human resources and health…show more content…
A middle manager is responsible for the work and actions of supervisors and their employees, and report directly to senior managers. Senior managers are the individuals that make up the highest levels of organizational management, and have in their hands the responsibility of managing an organization or corporation. Among the most common titles of senior managements we find the following: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), responsible for the entire operations of an organization; Chief Operation Officer (COO), in charge of issues related to marketing, sales, production, and personnel; Chief Financial Officer (CFO), responsible for analyzing and reviewing financial data. Both the COO and the CFO report directly to the CEO. All managerial functions will have different characteristic at different managerial levels, but they all have the same purpose, obtaining the goals. Higher management will inform of their expectations to the middle management, while middle management will distribute responsibilities to all lower managers under their supervision. Finally, supervisors will distribute responsibilities among their subordinates (Hankewicz, 2008). Questions 1. There is an old expression: If we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Failing to plan suggest doing nothing. Since planning is an active pursuit, how can doing nothing be indicative of “planning” to fail? Planning, as a managerial function, is defined as determining the goals and objectives. If an

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