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Basic Management Functions

Basic functions of management


Effective management and leadership involve creative problem solving, motivating employees and making sure the organization accomplishes objectives and goals. It is broken down into five different areas, allowing for it to handle the strategic, tactical and operational decisions for the organization.

Functions:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Planning Organizing Staffing Coordinating Controlling

These functions separates the management process from other business functions such as marketing, accounting and finance.

Planning
Core area of all the functions of management. Foundation upon which the other four areas should be build. Requires management to evaluate where the company is currently, and where it would like to be in the future.

Strategic Planning
A company is advised to adjust its course of action in accomplishing certain goals. During strategic planning, management analyzes internal and external factors that do and may affect the company, as well as the objectives and goals.

Organizing
Management must organize all its resources in order to implement the course of action it determined in the planning process. Through the process of getting organized, management will determine the internal organizational structure; establish and maintain relationships, as well as allocate necessary resources.

Directing
Through directing, management is able to influence and oversee the behavior of the staff in achieving the company's goals, as well as assisting them in accomplishing their own personal or career goals.

Effective communication is maintaining a productive environment, building interpersonal relationships, and solving.

vital in working positive problem

Coordinating
Controls all the organizing, planning and staffing activities of the company and ensures all activities function together for the good of the organization. Takes place in meetings and other planning sessions Involves communication, supervision and direction by management.

Controlling
The last of the five functions of management Is useful for ensuring all other functions of the organization are in place and are operating successfully. Controlling involves establishing performance standards and monitoring the output of employees to ensure each employees performance meets those standards.

The controlling process often leads to the identification of situations and problems that need to be addressed by creating new performance standards.