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Appendix C: Administrative Matrix

Complete the Administrative Matrix by identifying and explaining the functions and roles of management. This information is based on the four functions of management. Providing an example helps you demonstrate an understanding of each management function. An example is provided in the first row.

Function Role of Management Example
Leading This includes interpersonal roles, subordinates within the organization, and persons external to the organization. Three interpersonal roles include figurehead, leader, and liaison. A manager has the responsibility to lead by example within the organization. It is important to model the behavior subordinates are expected to fulfill.
Controlling This function includes monitoring, comparing, and correcting work performance. A manager is responsible for training new employees and retraining current employees, monitoring the activities in the work environment to correct any issues that may need attention.
Planning This function would include defining goals, establishing strategy, and developing plans to coordinate activities. Setting goals, establishing strategy, and developing plans ensures that the work to be done is kept in proper focus and helps organizational members keep their attention on what is most important. A manager is responsible for overseeing where the business needs to end up; foreseeing an end goal, i.e. making a certain amount of profit. Devising the strategy to achieve this goal, and finally reaching the established goal.
Organizing This function includes determining what tasks are to be done and by whom, how tasks
are to be grouped, who reports to whom, and where decisions are to be made. As a manager the responsibility to assign specific tasks to a specific employee. This would include choosing an employee to file papers, another to take care of janitorial work, etc.

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