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Functions of Management 1 Functions of Management April Fraley MGT 330 October 29, 2012 Angela Guest Functions of Management 2 Functions of Management Introduction Have you ever wondered what managers do to help improve production in organizations? It takes all four functions of management to ensure that goals for an organization are being planned out and achieved. The four functions are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. If one function is left out then it is possible that goals may not be achieved. This paper will define each of the four functions of management and also provide some examples of each of the functions and how they relate to an organization. Planning Planning is the first function of management where decisions are made regarding goals for an organization and how those goals will be achieved. During this function it is also decided what type of activities and resources will be used to help the individuals of the organization achieve these goals. In working in a group home it is important to implement that planning function of management. This function helps the managers of the organization help figure out what type of people they want the organization to help and also what the goals of the ... View Full Document

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