Planning, organizing, leading and controlling functions can be applied to any level within the management hierarchy. Let’s take a brief look at the managers employed at Joe’s Steel Corporation.
Joe’s Steel Corporation is a company that fabricates a variety of industrial steel products. They are located in the Midwest and cater to regional construction needs. The company employs three primary managers. Joe Smith is the second generation CEO for the corporation. He has the final authority on all decisions regarding the direction of the corporation. Larry Haley maintains the position of plant supervisor. He ensures that customers receive satisfactory service and quality steel products. He is also involved in purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work. In addition, Sondra Ray manages the steel production line. She handles individual employee work assignments and performance as well as monitoring safety requirements.
In a 2 to 3 page paper identify one of the levels of management and the manager at that level referenced above and discuss how planning, organizing, leading and controlling could be specifically related to that level of management. In your paper, be sure to define each function of management.
1. Identify one of the three levels of management [Strategic, Middle or first line (operational) manager]
2. Identify the employee at the corresponding level of management
3. Specify how the four management functions are related to that management level
4. Define each function of managers
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