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Running head: Management within the Functional Areas of Business1Management within the Functional Areas of BusinessYour nameYour Instructors nameMGT 521Your Institutions nameDate:
Management within the Functional Areas of Business2Management within the Functional Areas of BusinessTo analyze the role of a manager with the functional areas of business we first have todefine what a manager is. Managers are people who coordinate and oversee the work of otherswhich will meet the organizations goals (Robbins & Coulter, 2012. p.5). They are alsomotivators, defuse conflicts, and help employees perform their jobs when difficulties arise. Thefunctional areas of business are within all the roles of a manager.Business researchers do agree there are functional areas of business, however, they do notagree on all of the same functions. "The set of functions must be inclusive of all managementperformance and the functional categories are mutually exclusive" (Mahoney, Jerdee & CarrolL.1965, p. 100). They have defined the function of management as planning, investigating,coordinating, evaluating, supervising, staffing, negotiating and representing. However in anarticle written by Carmine Sellitto, his research leads him to several books and articles whichstate planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are the four basic function of management.Dr. Robertson, my instructor at the University of Phoenix, said, "Delegating and strategizing"should also be included.Planning is the manager's roadmap to meet the organization's goals, which closely relatesstrategies, objectives, and values. It also includes decision-making that allows the manager todecide the proper action to take to achieve the company's goals. Setting long and short term goalsis also a part of planning, scheduling, and budgeting. Planning has a degree of predictability andorder while maintaining the existing state of affairs with the resources that are available.