Essay on the 4 management functions
Within every business structure are managers, No matter the type of business, a manager’s job is essentially the same across the board but they are four management functions to consider regardless of the leadership style.
In the early part of the twentieth century, Henri Fayol a French businessman first proposed that all managers must perform these functions to succeed as a manager. Originally Fayol stated that they were 5 functions of ...view middle of the document...
Organizing involves managers to determine what tasks are to be done, who to do them, how the tasks are to be grouped, who reports to whom and where decisions are to be made. Leading involves managers to motivate subordinates, help resolve work group conflicts, influence individuals/teams as they do work. Lasting Controlling involves monitoring all of the functions, After goals and plans are set (Planning), tasks are structural arrangements put in order (Organizing), and people are hired, trained and motivated (Leading) (HRM), there has to be some evaluation of whether are not things are going as planned. To ensure the work is being done efficiently and effectively managers must monitor and evaluate performance. Actual performance must be compared with the set goals. If those goals aren’t being achieved, it’s the manager’s job to get the organization back on track.
While there are many functions to effective management, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling are considered to be the most important. Learning how to balance all four functions efficiently and simultaneously will lead to effective management.