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Impact of technology

1. I need to find the impact of technology on the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) within General Motors. I need a specific example in each function. References must be given.
2. How can managers use delegation to manage the impact that technology, globalization, innovation, diversity and ethics has on the four functions of management.

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1. I need to find the impact of technology on the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) within General Motors. I need a specific example in each function. References must be given.

Technology impacts each and every function of management in today's world. It has become an integral part of organization's day to day functions. Let us take the example of planning function. Today's planning function is much more efficient with use of advanced software tools that helps in better analysis and forecasting. Such software tools allows organization to conduct complex analysis and calculations with much greater accuracy and easy, and that too in a quick time. This allows strategic planners to make reliable plans for the future. The strategic planners at GM plan their production goals, sales forecasts, etc. on the basis of reports generated by these software tools and utilize these tools to make accurate forecasts about the future.

Organizing function is also affected by the use of modern technologies, such as ERP systems. ERP and ...

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Impact of technology on the four functions of management within General Motors.

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