Four Functions Of Management: Bartol And Martin

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Introduction To look at what a great manager is made of, we must first establish the meaning of management and therefore what it is to be a manager. Bartol and Martin offers the definition of management in Management as “the process of achieving organizational goals by engaging in the four functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling” (1998, p.4). Similarly Griffin describes it as “a set of activities (including planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling) directed at a set of resources (human, financial, physical, and informational), with the aim of achieving organizational goals in an efficient and effective manner” in Fundamentals of Management (2012, p.4). Griffin describes a Manager as someone who’s primary concern is to execute the management process of the organization he works for and who is responsible for using the resources available from the organization to achieve its goals (2012, p.4). We will see how being a great manager revolves around Bartol and Martins four functions of management that are planning, organising, leading and controlling (1998, p.4) and how these principle managerial functions are linked to the different Management Viewpoints, Managerial Skills and Performance through the various theories and concepts that have emerged since the industrial. 1. Planning Bartol and Martin define Planning as a function that involves setting goals and deciding how best to achieve them (1998, p.5) 1.1 Knowledge Base Before any

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