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Management Functions & Organizational Change - Chapter Summary
Gain a deeper understanding of management functions and organizational change with this self-paced business chapter. As you work through this collection of engaging lessons, you'll review the four functions of management and the ways in which management plays a role in the development of organizational change. We've made this chapter accessible on any Internet-connected device so you can study wherever and whenever it's convenient. Take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your comprehension of the lesson material. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Identify the four management functions
- Explain the purpose of planning, organizing, leading and controlling as functions of management
- Compare different types of planning, including tactical, strategic, contingency and operational planning
- Discuss the role of management in terms of organizational change planning
1. Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling
A person who holds a management position inside an organization is required to think strategically and conceptually in order to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will describe the four functions of management and how they relate to organizational success.
2. Planning as a Function of Management
In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.
3. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning
This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.
4. Organizing as a Function of Management
Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.
5. Leading as a Function of Management
This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.
6. Controlling as a Function of Management
In this lesson, we will explore the role of controlling as a function of management and its use of various control mechanisms to reach organizational goals.
7. Role of Management in Developing an Organizational Change Plan
Managers play a key role in both planning and executing tasks associated with strategic organizational change. This lesson explores five major managerial roles in the strategic change process.
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