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Functions of management

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Functions of management

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  2. 2. Functions of Management Practical Management
  3. 3. Learning objectives <ul><li>Understand: </li></ul><ul><li>The skills & attributes required by managers </li></ul><ul><li>The role & functions of management </li></ul><ul><li>The management environment </li></ul><ul><li>The challenges of management </li></ul><ul><li>How to match attributes to the roles </li></ul><ul><li>Our own management abilities & needs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your thoughts:
  5. 5. What is a Manager Anyway? <ul><li>Traditional Person who plans, directs people and resources </li></ul><ul><li>New Organization Person who supports, coaches, coordinates, and leads </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Principle A person promoted to their level of incompetence </li></ul><ul><li>Dilbert’s Principle The most ineffective workers are systematically moved where they can do the least damage </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE 4 FUNCTIONS <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Organising </li></ul><ul><li>Leading </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling </li></ul>
  7. 8. Planning <ul><li>What is planning? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of things do we plan? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR planning </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Organising <ul><li>What is organising? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we organise? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ourselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other resources like finance, equipment etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Leading <ul><li>Establishing direction and influencing people to follow that direction </li></ul><ul><li>What do we lead? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direction & focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation & technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markets & marketing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Controlling <ul><li>Monitoring and adjusting resources and processes to achieve goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance & budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal implications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time & targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H&S </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Time Allocation <ul><li>What amount of time do managers allocate to the 4 main functions? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this change over career development? </li></ul>
  12. 14. Fayol’s Functions of Management
  13. 15. <ul><li>Gulick and Urwick expanded Fayol's list to seven executive management activities POSDCORB: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Organising </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Directing (Controlling) </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul>
  14. 16. Management Skills <ul><li>Compare the skills managers need more of at the start with those they need as they develop into senior management. Use a diagram to illustrate your thoughts. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Mintzberg’s 10 Roles of Management - 1973

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