BHS 312 Case Study 4 Essay

899 Words Mar 4th, 2014 4 Pages
Trident University
Module 4 Case Assignment
Principles of Management
Dr. Rhonda Hatfield
26 February 2014

Module 4 Case: The Management Function of Directing
Case Study Assignment Expectations:
After reading the article, please respond to the following questions.
1) Briefly summarize the article.
2) Define and discuss the directing function of management.
3) Based upon the information in the article, what are some examples of how you would use this management function? Compare that to some actual examples from the article. How do they differ?
4) What might be the result of this re-engineering initiative if the directing isn't managed well? Conversely, what are the potential outcomes if it is?
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factors that make workers happy and productive. Motivated workers come from being treated righteous and being paid fair wages. Directing is one of the important functions of management. It consists of elements such as issuing orders, continuous training activities, and motivation of subordinates, maintaining discipline and rewarding those who perform properly. One of the elements of directing is the issuing of orders and instructions by the superiors to the subordinates for getting the work done in the desired manner. Another important element of direction is guiding the subordinates. The subordinates have to be guided to the proper method of work. Supervision follows: it implies overseeing the work of subordinates to ensure that the performance of the subordinates conforms to plans and contributes to the attainment of the organizational goal. Finally, there is communications - it is the core of direction. It is through the communication network that a manager instructs his subordinates as to what they should do and how they should do it.
Based upon the information in the article, what are some examples of how you would use this management function? Compare that to some actual examples from the article. How do they differ? I would direct personnel in the appropriate fashion. First, I would begin by communicating with them and explaining the goal at hand. With communication, I am also educating them in the upcoming tasks. People do not

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