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essential standard 2 - functions of business (management)

Management The direct control of a business or enterprise.
Manager An employee whose overall job is to make sure that the organization meets its goals and obligations.
Top-level (Upper) Management People who are responsible for setting goals and planning for the future. They have titles like president, vice president, chief executive officer (CEO). Top-level managers usually consist of a small group of people or even one person.
Middle-level Management One who carries out the decisions of top-level management. They include plant managers, regional managers, and department heads. They are responsible for planning and controlling an operation.
First-line (Supervisory) Management They may also be called team leaders, coaches, supervisors, office managers, crew leaders, or unit coordinators. A manager who is responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of low-level employees.
Planning/Staffing Setting company goals. Top-level managers must decide what must be done, who will do it, how will the work be grouped, and hiring staff.
Controlling Keeping the company on track and making sure all goals are met.
Leading Includes giving orders. Good leaders must create a vision for the company, set standards, communicate with employees, provide guidance, and resolve conflict among workers.
Organizing Deciding how you will get the work done to accomplish the goals.
Maria is meeting with two of her employees who have had a disagreement to help them come to an agreeable solution. Leading
James is creating a list of monthly job duties for the managers in his section. Organizing
Samantha is conducting interviews with potential employees to find a replacement for a worker who retired. Planning
Bryan is conducting a monthly analysis to see if his section has performed all the tasks and objectives they set for the month. Controlling
Brenda and Alan are meeting with new employees to explain the company's aims and objectives to them. Leading
Katherine is determining the objectives for her company for the year. Planning
Brent is working with a new employee to assist the employee in ways to manage her time better. Leading
Michelle is attending a monthly meeting with other company managers to hear updates about what each manager is doing. Organizing
Caitlin is doing a walk-through to be sure that all the employees are on target to complete the company goals. Controlling
Created by: spencercte