Types Of Control For The Institution Of A System

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Types of control:- 1)Input :feedforward control-which includes anticipating problems For e.g. Much management, by experience, has found out that the time-lag in the management-control process necessitates future-directed control. Otherwise, control will be ineffective. Effective management control calls for the institution of a system of control that can give the manager, a correct and timely idea of not only taking corrective action, but also of the possibility of the occurrence of certain problems in case they fail to do something about them now. The managers have now realised that simple feedback of either the output of a system or the results of a programme may not be ideal enough for securing effective control. This is because such a type of feedback is just a post-mortem and it is not possible to change the past. Rather, it fails to suggest a way for changing the past. It is really unfortunate that the importance of future-directed control has been largely disregarded in practice. The reasons for this, perhaps, may be the excessive dependence by managers on accounting and statistical data for control purposes. Feed forward control which involves evaluation of inputs is based on the principle that an organisation is not stronger than its weakest link. It is something like an operator trying to check the working conditions of certain important components of a machine the moment it fails to function properly. The management should realise that it is absolutely
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