Managerial Functions

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1.0 INTRODUCTION……………….................................................................................. 2
2.0 MANAGERS………………………………………………………………………….. 2
2.1 Top Level Managers…………………………………………………………… 2
2.2 Middle level Managers………………………………………………………… 2
2.3 Low level Managers or first-line Managers…………………………………… 3
3.0 MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS………………………………………………………. 3
3.1 Planning……………………………………………………………………….. 4
3.2 Organising……………………………………………………………………… 4
3.3 Leading or Directing…………………………………………………………… 5
3.4 Controlling…………………………………………………………………….. 6
3.5 Staffing………………………………………………………………………… 6
4.0 MODERN MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS…………………………………………. 7
5.0 BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT……………………………………… 7
5.1 Clear Vision…………………………………………………………………….
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They mostly spend their managerial time on implementation.

3.0 MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS

It is very difficult to define what managers do in an organization; this is primarily because they are so many types of managers who perform different function in differentorganisations. However they are a number of activities are all managers must perform no matter what the type or size of the company in what of part of the business they work. Henry Fayol, a French Mining engineer was the first to outlinethe four basic functions that every manager performs on a daily basis. The manager might be the president of a multi-cooperation organization, or the dean of students at a university or even a supervisor of a water utility company. All will do the four basic functions.

Source: TheManagement Process,(Williams 2007, p. 14)

3.1 Planning

“A successfulorganisation is the one that has a clear plan” (Quinn 2010). Planning, which is the first of the four basic and the primary function of management is setting goals and deciding how to achieve them, or as (Benowitz 2001) puts it, “these are stepsthat involves mapping out exactly how to achieve a particular goal”. Every manager needs to set up goals in advance for theorganisation or department he or she is responsible for and decide best ways and means of achieving those goals. For instance, this can be to improve emerald extraction in a gemstone mining company; thatis, improvingthe
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