February 4, 2013
Roles and Functions
In this assignment I will define the roles and application of management functions that are used by today’s health care managers. I will include the following in my paper the four major functions of management in a health care setting, how these functions apply to managing others, the most important role for a health care manager and leader in the diversified health care industry, and the most significant aspect related to health care management that I want to gain by taking this class.
It is the responsibility of managers to lead their team, the four major functions of management includes planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. Managers should determine when planning and setting goals what it will take to accomplish the goals that have been set. For managers to be successful it should be a requirement for them to have good planning skills that will assist them with goals and how to accomplish those goals, planning is the first step in being a good manager (Lombardi, Schermerhorn, 2007).
Essential to the planning process would be organization, for health care managers to understand what is going on in his or her department or organization, they must be organized. Organization involves assisting managers when they are determining what projects; resources are needed to keep track of their employees and the progress of their projects (Lombardi, Schermerhorn, 2007).
Control involves an important and positive role in the management process, it makes sure that things are correct, and handled at the right time. Good managers are able to control their employee’s performance and makes sure the process is handled correctly (Lombardi, Schermerhorn, 2007).
Strong leaders will motivate and encourage their employees by having good communication skills and by having respect for each other. Leaders should be able to motivate and inspire employees to accomplish certain goals
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