Management functions

Management is complex process consisting in a number of management functions:

  • planning (decision making, selection of resources, formulating of goals and objectives, etc.)
  • organizing (coordination, communication, improvement of personnel, deployment, etc.)
  • motivating (encouraging, issuing commands, ordering, personnel policy, inspiring, encouraging, etc.)
  • controlling (monitoring, measurement, reporting, etc.).

Other authors propose different five functions of management:

  • planning - looking ahead and preparing resources
  • organizing - preparing people and resources
  • commanding - motivation people, making decision
  • coordinating - creating place for efficient processes
  • controlling - making sure that goal was achieved, and results attained


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