Essay on Four Functions of Management

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The Four Function of Management
MGT/230-Management Theory and Practice
Mandy Kinsclaird Robin
Professor Arnold Bereson
University of Phoenix
May10, 2013

Management is described as a process of working with people and resources to accomplish organization goals. The function of management involves planning, organizing, controlling; and leading. There are factors that can influence and affect each functions. Effective planning is essential to the organization and its overall success. Planning identify the goals that have to be achieve and the means to achieving these goals. The manager is responsible for analyzing current situations, objectives, business strategies; future trends, and determining the resources that will be
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An organization cannot operate without the advances of technology. Technology has improved the way we communicate and work with each other’s. It has created new products and advance techniques. These techniques allows companies to enter markets that was once unavailable to them. Advance technologies has also enable us to manage communication through the use of the smartphone, cell phone, telecommunication and the internet. Information is made available to us through the computerized management system as well. Globalization as discussed in our text was described as the free movement of goods, services, and people across the world in a seamless and integrate manner. It is also believed to be responsible for opening up the global economy and the concomitant increase in trade between the many nations (Bateman and Snell, 2009). Diversity is a group of people with different background, races, religion, and political views that are found within the workplace. The advantages of having diversity in the workplace will allow different points of views and experiences to be shared with other team members. However, the disadvantages may be conflicts that others may have when being in the present of different races or cultures. The managers should be skilled in reconciling these differences while encouraging cooperation and participation among its members. Ethics pertains to dealing

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