Practical Application: Four Functions of Management Infographic

Instructor: Scott Tuning

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 primary functions of management form the foundation upon which successful leaders build their skills and competencies. Although some differences exist, most leadership roles have responsibilities in each of the four functions. Updated: 12/09/2020

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.

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