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5 Functions of Management

1. Planning- Planning refers to creating a blueprint of your business. It includes what

direction your business is going to take. Considering the big goals that the enterprise

aims, business owners tend to set little objectives to be able to achieve the said big

goals. It also contains brainstorming among the people included in the businees

internalizing the factors that may take place in doing the plan including internal and

external factors. Planning was said to be a continous process as the business owners

nevers stops on making plans. Once they gain achievements, they set another goal

bigger than what they had achieved.

Example: Business owners and top level managers conduct a brainstorming on

creating strategic plans for achieving growth and boosting profitability of the


2. Organizing- Organizing refers on making a step-by-step process on how to achieve

the goals a business owner has set. It is about creating a formal structure of the plan to

make it concrete and organize. Business owners will have a guide of what particular

step or objectives they had already achieved and what will be their next step or move

after that. It is simply also about identifying the task and who will do that task.

Example: Top level managers create a step by step plan and develop organizational

objectives to be follow by the middle and lower level departments.

3. Staffing- Staffing pertains on hiring staffs and employees and identifying what

qualifications they must possess on doing the task that will be assigned to them. It is

also about dealing about the different skills of their staffs and must categorize them

accordingly on what particular task they will do the best.

Example: Assigning the promotion and advertising of the product or company to

marketing department and hiring accountant in accounting department.

4. Directing- Directing is about leadership. It refers on how the business owners or

high-positioned staffs will lead their employees and the plans in their jurisdiction.

They must be the one to lead or direct the plan and make sure that their staffs is doing

their jobs assigned to them. Directing is also , acknowledging employees’ efforts to

inspire and motivate them by being a good model.

Example: Managers guide their employees and show how a particular work should be

done. In this manner, they deliver and excellent work performance.

5. Controlling- Business owners and top level managers should have a control over the

employees and the enterprise. They must make sure that everything is going well

according to plan. If not, they must be aware of it and to pre-arranged the plan due to

some factors. If they done it successfully, it means that they have the control on

managing the company.

Example: Production department will lessen the unit of product they produce when

the sales continually decreases and think of strategies to make the product better. By

this, they show controll over the happenings in the enterprise.