Identify and discuss the four basic functions of management. Also, explain which function you feel is most important and why.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:24 am ad1c9bdddf
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The four functions of management are planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. These functions are essential for a business to run smoothly and accomplish its goals and objectives.
The first function of management is planning. Planning is the evaluation of the current situation of the business and deciding where the business wants to go. Planning begins with setting goals for the business. Based on those goals, well defined objectives are set. The tasks relating to achieving the objectives are defined. Time and sequence for each task is decided. The responsibilities for each task are allocated to individuals. There is a budget allocated to each task. Deadlines are set for each task. The planning process is a continuous process. With changes in the business environment planning has to be changed. The course of action needs to be modified. For example, if the demand for one product increases suddenly and higher prices can be realized; the production of that product needs to be increased. There are several types of planning. This includes strategic planning, marketing planning, business planning, succession planning, and ...
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Social Security Administration: Management
Provide 4-5 pages.
1. Analyze the organizational design of the Social Security Administration's human resource management in relationship to the entire organization. Assess its strengths and weaknesses. (Title this section Organizational Design)
2. Assess the Social Security Administration in terms of its global or international linkages, highlighting its application of theory to its approach to personnel management. (Title this section Global Linkages and Personnel Management)
3. Analyze at least three (3) of the major components of the Social Security Administration's human resource system's goals and practices regarding the recruitment and hiring of a qualified workforce. (Title this section Personnel Recruitment and Hiring Practices)
4. Evaluate the Social Security Administration's approach to training and programs provided for new and existing employees for the development of knowledge, skills, and overall competencies, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses. (Title this section Employee Skills Training)
5. Recommend at least two (2) actions the Social Security Administration could take to improve in the areas of recruiting and training a qualified workforce. (Title this section Recruiting and Training Recommendations)
6. Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five  years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites (Include no more than one non-government Website)