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    Prepare a paper in which you define the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling). In your paper, include an explanation of how each function relates to your own organization.

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    The Four Functions of Management
    [Student's Name]
    [The College which grants your degree]
    This paper will define the four functions of management. These four functions are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. It will show how each function relates to a retail nursery organization.

    The Four Functions of Management
    The four functions of management are needed to run a business smoothly and to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization. According to Sanjay Rane (SANJAY, 9/12/2007) who wrote "The Four Functions of Management: Foundation for

    All Management Concepts, those four functions are defined as follows:

    1) Planning
    This function is the foundation for all the other functions. The planning function requires that management look at where the company is and where it is going in the future. What needs to be analyzed is what the company needs to accomplish the goals necessary to get the organization where it should be in the future. This would be strategic planning. Creating a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) would be in order.

    2) Organize
    This function is the second one and is based on the first function. This one implements the course of action determined in the first ...

    Solution Summary

    Addresses the four functions of management in approximately 800 words with one reference.