Essay on Five Functions of Mangement

1419 Words Oct 5th, 2014 6 Pages
The Five Functions of Management
MGT330: Management for Organizations

Management function is an integral part of any organization. This paper will describe each of the five functions as they pertain to my past work experiences. Management discipline consists of five specific functions: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling Reilly, M., Minnick, C., & Baack, D. (2011). I was in the Navy for 20 years and have had a lot of experiences with different types of management, some good and some bad. The first function I will describe is planning. Planning is a systematic process in which managers make decisions about future activities and the key goals that the organization intends to pursue Reilly, M., Minnick, C.,
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