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The Purpose of the Four Functions of Management

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Discuss each of the four functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling). What is the purpose of each of the four functions?

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The four functions of management are the main functions utilized by managers. The four functions are Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.

Planning is the main component of management. In the phase, the manager will recognize the company's goals and develop strategies that will achieve the goals. The manager will have to adapt and modify ...

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This is an examination of the four functions of management, which are planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

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