Functions of Management
July 5, 2010
Professor Todd Lambertson
The Four Functions of Management
In a business there are four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. According to Bateman-Snell, planning is the management function of systematically making decisions about the goals and activities that an individual, a group, a work unit, or the whole organization will pursue. Organizing is the management function of assembling and coordinating human, ...view middle of the document...
All of these decisions had to be made and the parish had to stay within a certain budget.
After all the planning was taken care of, then we had to start organizing everything. With the meal planned and taken care of, we had to start gathering all the ingredients, and securing the dishes and silverware needed for each course. The hiring of a professional caterer who took care of setting up and handling the appetizer tables was a tremendous help. The parish gathered decorations from various people and locations to complete the decorating task. Two or three employees were assigned to the decoration of the building. The supervisor made sure everything was taken care of and nothing was left undone. Back at the office there were two or three more employees in the process of making and addressing invitations to go out to the Judges, District Attorneys, Mayors, Senators, State Representatives, and a host of other delegates. Everyone in the office was assigned to different post at the meeting. Some were drink servers; meal servers, greeters, and some were to walk around and make sure everyone was happy and taken care of.
The supervisor was excellent in delegating the work to each employee. She took into consideration each employee’s talents and experience to assign him or her to the best suited job. She led the team to complete the job to the best of his or her ability with little to no conflict. She could keep everyone motivated and morals up throughout the whole process. Changes to the process had to be made, but it went smoothly on the most part. No job was left undone or incomplete. The meeting was very successful. Many comments were made on the organization of the meeting, the beautifully decorated building, and the theme...