Essay on Controlling

2312 Words Jul 20th, 2012 10 Pages
Topic 4.Controlling
Topic 1: What is Control and Why Engage in It?
Many people think of the word “control” in the context of manipulating someone or something. They think of control as getting someone to do something that WE want them to do, and it follows that they may NOT want to do it!
In management, control has a different meaning. It is simply an information system that provides valuable feedback. In your textbook, control is defined as “the process of monitoring activities to ensure that they are being accomplished as planned and correcting any significant deviations” (Robbins et al., page 308). In other words, you measure the results you are getting and compare this with your objectives and then make any necessary
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309–310) However, your textbook does not discuss adhocracy control. Whereas bureaucratic control focuses on control given by virtue of organizational authority, adhocracy control emphasises individual or self-control. Adhocracy control may be appropriate to learning and boundaryless organizations.

Activity 4-1: What is Control?
In this activity, you will learn about what control is and why control is an important management activity. Instructions
Part A: Reading * Read pages 306–310 (up to "Clan Control: Understanding How Organizational Culture Works") in Chapter 11 of your textbook, Fundamentals of Management. As you are reading, consider why control is such an important aspect of the management process.
Types of Control
Market Control - An approach control that emphasizes the use of external market mechanism, such as price competition and relative market share, to

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