Functions of Management

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Functions of Management
There are four functions in management. These functions are: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This paper is explains each function and how it relates to an organization. The following is an explanation taken from the book Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, by Bateman and Snell, chapter 1, 2, 3, 8, 2009. These four functions are what management is about. The first function in management is planning. Managers must have vision to accomplish the missions and goals planned. Through strategies that will lead to the objectives and finally the goal the company has. A manager must set a course of action in order to achieve his objectives and have success. Planning has a few steps such as environmental scanning, strategic planning, tactical planning and operational planning. Environmental planning consist of being conscious of the economic condition, there clients and the competition. Strategic planning consists of strategizing with the company’s competition, knowing if they can be a danger for the company. Knowing the company’s strength and weakness and how to deal with this is very important in planning. Tactical planning is long term planning. This may mean from one to three years and is used in the development of precise means in strategic planning. Operational planning is short term planning. This means plans for less than a year and is used to support tactical and strategic planning (Bauer, Carpenter, & Erdogan,   2008). Planning is followed by the function in management of organizing. Organizing in management is the structural part and is the part that involves all the companies’ employees. In organizing the company they use graphics. Decisions made regarding this organizational design are referred to as organizational design decisions. Job design is the name given to the duties an employee must carry out and how these duties are executed. .The next function in management is...