Functions of Management Essay

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Running head: P1 Functions of Management P1 Functions of Management Erick M. Candamo MGT 330 Management, Theory, Practice, Application Presented to Dr. Michael K. Baughn April 22, 2007 P1 Four Functions of Management There are four functions that make up a complete cycle and generate a successful manager. Without all four, there would be a lost link to the cycle, and without each one depending on one another, the cycle will not complete itself. The four functions I talk of are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each one serves an important part of a successful organization. According to The Merriam-Webster dictionary, manage means to handle or direct with a degree of skill, to work upon or try to alter for a purpose, to succeed in accomplishing, and to direct the professional career of (Merriam, 2005). Managers are accountable for helping not only the company develop and attain its goals, but also to help the individual develop and attain his or her goals as they are related to the company’s accomplishment. The four functions of management help the manager to break down his or her role, and focus on the smaller parts that make up the whole. Planning Planning is the management function of systematically making decisions about the goals and activities that an individual, a group, a work unit, or the overall organization will pursue. In the planning stage, the desired end result is looked at objectively to see the necessary resources needed to accomplish the job. This function relates to my organization by the way we plan missions or conferences; we have meetings to get feedback to our incoming conference or mission as in logistics, budget, and equipment. I think this is important to any organization, because without a good plan, our conferences would fail and missions would not get accomplish. Organizing

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