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Can you please explain how the five management functions, (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling) would apply to the challenge of supervising a large, diverse group of subordinates who have different interests. Would you also please explain how each of those functions might be used in meeting such a challenge.

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Simply put, planning is selecting priorities and results (goals, objectives, etc.) and how those results will achieved. Planning typically includes identifying goals, objectives, methods, resources needed to carry out methods, responsibilities and dates for completion of tasks. While supervising a large group of subordinates the number of tasks and the importance of strategy and staffing planning (including workforce, recruiting, ...

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