As the assignment states that, management is an indeed an integral part of any organization and I will really critically discuss the functions of Management and critically look at it importantly and discuss also the different management styles practiced in different organizations. Management steers the direction of an organization and it is important to know its functions and styles to determine the success of an organization. Therefore in the coming paragraph I will look at different definitions of managements from different authors.
Management according to Henry Fayol (1841 – 1925) is the organization, and coordination, planning, controlling and directing of the firms resources to achieve the desired goals and objections.
Henry fayol states that management comprises of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, directing and controlling of an organization in an effort and the purpose of accomplishing or attaining specific goals.
According to Gulick & Unwick (1937) Management is the process of getting activities completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people.
Management is the art of getting things done through and with people in formally organized groups. This is according to Harold Koontz.
Others like Mary Parker. Follet defined management and the art of getting things done through people.
Functions of Management
When I think about Management, I think of it as setting clear goals, planning the most effective path to achieve the goals and tasks, dividing work and having strong skills in motivating others, and having a clear standard to successfully achieve the best in each work segment. When setting goals, a manager needs to be someone who can use specific methods to work with his or her organization to successfully achieve the goals. There are four basic functions of management that one should use in order to successfully achieve his or her goals; planning, organizing, leading,...