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1. The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Are these all-encompassing, or do you think that there are other functions that should be included? Why or why not?

2. Martin Griffin, the new general manager of Elektra, is attempting to revive the company by changing it from a bureaucratic organization to one in which employees are empowered to be creative. Barbara Russell, leader of the manufacturing team, has come up with several innovative ideas, but is feeling resistance at every turn from other departments, such as HR, finance, and legal. What mistakes has Griffin made in his attempt to change Elektra into a new type of organization? What should he do to correct the situation and get the change back on track? If you were Russell, what would you do?

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1. The four functions of management are all-encompassing when we take into consideration the exact nature of each of the four functions. We have to look at the functions themselves as all-encompassing. When we consider planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, we can't think of each of the four functions as being inside of a sphere. The four functions are designed to include a wide scope for management so that all major and minor functions fall within the four functions. There will always be additional functions that management is ...

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1. The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Are these all-encompassing, or do you think that there are other functions that should be included? Why or why not?

2. Martin Griffin, the new general manager of Elektra, is attempting to revive the company by changing it from a bureaucratic organization to one in which employees are empowered to be creative. Barbara Russell, leader of the manufacturing team, has come up with several innovative ideas, but is feeling resistance at every turn from other departments, such as HR, finance, and legal. What mistakes has Griffin made in his attempt to change Elektra into a new type of organization? What should he do to correct the situation and get the change back on track? If you were Russell, what would you do?

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