Health Care Essay

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Health Care Melissa Carroll HCS/325 September 18, 2013 Dr. Carla Riemersma Health Care The four function of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. These four functions form a bond that enables managers to run an organization effectively and efficiently. Each of the functions mentioned above is important in their own way; it is only when a manager acquires the skills of all four functions that they can perform their job at an effective and efficient level. It is important to remember that all four of these functions form a circle, with no one part being more important than any other part (Lombardi & Schermerhorn, 2007). The first function is planning and organizations skills have exist to achieve some purpose. It is the manager’s duty to define that purpose and to find ways to achieve it. Planning is the way that managers are able to define and achieve that purpose. Second, organizing is an important skill, as well as a responsibility, for a manger to have. Otherwise no work will be done. Third, leading a term that is used synonymously with managing, but nothing could be further from the truth. Managing means making people do their jobs, but leading means inspiring and influencing people in a way that they feel motivated to do their jobs, and fourth, controlling as the names suggests. This function involves monitoring the business as well as the people to make sure all goals are met (University of Phoenix, 2007). Without all of these functions, there could be plenty of miscommunication between the group leaders and employees. Leading was one of the most important as we needed good quality and strong leaders to provide guidance and ownership to difficult situations. More often than not, change was a huge factor we encountered and one would think that this could easily occur in the health care industry as well.

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