Functions of Management
Businesses and organizations are in business to succeed. Therefore, in order to achieve the goal of success, managers must understand and act on the functions of management. Functions of management include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Every business or organization needs to run efficiently and accomplish the goals and objectives. In addition, every business or organization establish and implement personal management ideas. More detail about the functions of management and preventive measures that uses from the functions.
Planning is the first step in functions of management. Planning is the base on vicinities of management development. Planning allows management to evaluate the goals and objectives of the business, by determining and implementing the best appropriate course of action to achieve the business goals and objectives. Planning is not always as simple as many people may think. In many situations, strategies of planning changes in a matter of moments. Changes are external factors that persistently affect a business both positively and negatively. Depending on the conditions, a business may have to modify the planning course of action in achieving definite goals, such as strategic planning. Strategic Planning allows management to analyze all factors that may affect the business. In addition, strategic planning allows management to identify the low and high hanging fruits, which provides strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and pressures. Strategic planning is a major priority at my current workplace. Initially, by 2015, the strategic plan was suppose to be complete for departments. However, the budget has become the number one priority, which modified the strategic plan instantly.
Organizing is the second function of management. Management must organize all resources in order to implement the course of action determined in the planning process. Through the process of getting organized, management will determine the internal organizational structure; establish and maintain relationships and allocate necessary resources (Rane, Sanjay 2007). Organizing is an essential piece to a successful business. Organizing includes accumulating and synchronizing various components such as people, economic, tangible, sequence and resources to achieve goals and objectives. Organizing individual??™s job responsibilities, building teams and distributing resources assists with the engagement of success.
In addition, management analyzes every division and department. By analyzing every department and division, management is able to handle the necessary tasks and disbursement of information within the business. At which management divides job responsibilities among staff within appropriate departments.
When I think about organizing, I think about the different departments at my current workplace and each employee in my department. Of course, each department is responsible for different roles, but each employee in my department is responsible for different aspects as well. At the end of the day, each employee and department should understand what is expected of him or her.
Leading is the third function of management. Leading allows management to influence and supervise the behavior of the staff in accomplishing the business goals and objectives. Leading is a very important component of motivating employees to produce quality work. I am firm believer that the culture of a business starts from the top. Therefore, being a leader is similar to being a mentor. Leading includes clear and positive communication with employees and making sure that each employee understands the value that he or she brings to the table. Leading is not sitting behind a desk but being interactive and inspiring employees.
Efficient leading motivates employees to reach and perform higher. Therefore, leading plays a very important role in the business accomplishing goals and objectives. Good managers focus on motivating employees with rewards and incentive programs based on job performance and geared toward the employees needs. The most important factor of leading is effective communication. Effective communication is the key. Leading is to understand the communication process and working on areas that need improvement to become effective communicators (Buzzle.com, 2009). The department that I work in is leadership, preferably known as LEADS. My department practices leadership every day. Therefore, the importance of leadership is expressed at all time.
Controlling is the last of functions of management, includes establishing performance standards based on the business goals and objectives. In addition, controlling involves evaluating and reporting of actual job performance. Controlling is not always about assigning job responsibilities and making all the decisions. Controlling is about monitoring each employee??™s performance and implementing change. Controlling assists managers with making sure employees are using necessary resources, quality work performed and the priority of safety maintained. Controlling allows management the opportunity to make out any probable problems and assists with recognizing any emerging tribulations that need counteractive actions.
In the LEADS department, every employee understands what his or her responsibilities are. However, the executive director meets with staff members on a regular basis to make sure everyone is on schedule with job responsibilities, which includes job performance.
Valuable and operative management leads to success. The primary business factor is to achieve the definitive goal and strive for management to work artistically in all the functions of management. In order for all functions to be efficient and successful, each function must have depth and manager must act accordingly on each function with a strategic mind set.