Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling


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_____ is often called the fifth function of management. It involves the evaluation, recruitment, selection, training and placement of individuals in specific job roles.

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1. Pick the answer choice that represents an example of organizing:

2. Daniel manages a team that has missed their production goals for the past three months. After reviewing each employee's performance record, Daniel adjusted the sales goal to take additional quality control measures into consideration. Why is this an example of controlling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what a good manager has on his or her shoulders, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the functions of management. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the fifth function of management is as well as knowing the features of organizing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Fifth function of management
  • Features of organizing
  • What leading involves
  • How a manager evaluates a plan
  • Characteristics of planning

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as organizing and leading
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a manager evaluates a plan and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of planning

Additional Learning

To understand why being a manager involves more than just telling others what to do, review the corresponding lesson Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how to be an effective manager
  • Identify the four functions that managers have and their characteristics
  • Describe the role of a detailed action plan to the successful manager
  • Appreciate why some consider staffing to be a fifth function for managers