Scott has been a faculty member in higher education for over 10 years. He holds an MBA in Management, an MA in counseling, and an M.Div. in Academic Biblical Studies.
The Four Functions of Management
In the lesson ''The Four Functions of Management,'' you learned about how the four functions of management form a foundation for building competency in leadership. Although they are not always equally represented, nearly all management roles require a leader to function in each of the four functions to some extent. Take a look at the table below for a quick refresher on these four functions and an example of each. Afterward, look at the sample infographic that could be used to remind managers of these four key functions on a daily basis.
|Function||Example of Function in the Context of Decision-Making and/or Ethical Leadership|
|Controlling||James, a project manager, carefully monitors financial performance and quickly corrects variances.|
|Planning||Cheryl, a chief operating officer, determines that a new marketing campaign will benefit the company by bringing $2.29 in revenue for every $1.00 spent on the campaign.|
|Organizing||Raj, a shipping and receiving manager, allocates resources so that no time is wasted when loading and unloading shipments.|
|Leading||Jenifer, the practice manager at a doctor's office, inspires her team to see more patients so that the community has faster access to a physician.|
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