Four Function Of Management Essay

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Introduction to the Topic This week’s reading provided an introduction and insight into three of the four major functions of management. Planning, leading, controlling, and organizing are important functions for managers. The manager’s overall effectiveness in leading these functions is directly correlated to the organization’s attainment of desired results. The manager’s effectiveness can either hinder or propel the organization in executing the intended strategy in conjunction with obtaining the desired results. According to Satterlee (2013), the distinct functions of planning, controlling, and organizing is equally important, and the success of the organization relies on the implementation of the different functions into the corporation. …show more content…
An important and crucial function of management is planning. Planning is the first step to accomplishing a successful project. Benjamin Franklin once stated, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Planning entails setting goals for specific results while creating a roadmap on how to achieve those results (Satterlee, 2013). In planning, an organization will consider any upcoming events and anticipate unexpected events. Development of a management strategy is vital to organizational success. It can be frustrating to a manager and fatal to an organization if the carefully thought out and designed plan fails due to unforeseen circumstances. As Christians, it is important to understand God has a plan, and the hardworking and faithful will succeed. Psalm 20:4 (NIV) says, “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” A follow on to this can be found in Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) which says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” The Lord gives encourages us not to give up. Satterlee (2013) shows that contingency planning is the development of alternate goals, actions, and plans to meet the overall mission or objective. Contingency planning is extremely important in management planning because the future is unpredictable and there are so many unknown variables that may play a role in becoming an obstacle to a management plan. Effective planning will save an organization …show more content…
We also have the seven deadly habits that people deal with in the workplace (Hicks & McCracken, 2013). Leaders need to help their subordinates to become aware of these habits. Becoming aware is essential in being able to choose how a person will emotionally respond to a situation, which is better than just reacting. Organizations have employee discipline systems in place to ensure that employees are performing their job in an effective manner and are following company guidelines in the performance of an employee’s pre-established duties. Some may argue that discipline systems are not a key part of a management system within a professional organization. An argument could be that discipline systems have more value within an adolescent setting due to the increased frequency of conduct problems. However, this is not correct. As stated regarding discipline concerns in Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, “We need to embrace and cultivate the culture of discipline and respect in the way we live and conduct business in PNG. The reason for this is because most of the socioeconomic, leadership and corruption issues facing our nation today are linked to a breakdown in the fundamental and core values like discipline, respect, and honesty” (Koya,

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