August 8, 2011
Lee Standford Farr
Functions of Management Management is defined as an individual of group of individuals that work together to reach a common goal and make decisions to improve the operations within an organization. The four basic aspects of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Each function serves a specific purpose that can be used to achieve goals and are essential to the success of an organization. Planning The first function of management is planning. Planning involves specifying the goals that need to be achieved and deciding in advance the appropriate actions needed to achieve those goals. …show more content…
Leading is the third function of management and perhaps the primary purpose of having
management. Leading is the use of influence to motivate employees to achieve organizational
goals (Barnat, 2005). Without leadership workers within an organization would have no
direction and lack knowledge of goals.
Managers demonstrate leadership in my workplace through communication and will be so there is an understanding among the group. The managers delegate some of their
leadership responsibilities to group leaders who work closely with other workers. The group
leaders usually report issues and progress to management. Managers trust group leaders
because they allow them the opportunity to complete other tasks. Motivation is also used in their
leadership such as the daily posting of our monthly production goals and progress from the
previous and day. This technique helps to motivate employees by allowing them to monitor their
progress and make improvements.
Controlling is the last function of management, and it pertains to the way procedures and
resources are coordinated so that objectives can be achieved in the most effective way.
Controlling is a six-step process that involves several systematic approaches to