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Management: Control Functions & Control Systems

1. What is the control function of management? Why does the controlling function of management have a negative connotation? How is the controlling function of management evolving?

2. What are the different types of control systems? What are some advantages and disadvantages of the various control mechanisms? How does your organization use the steps of the control process?

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Control Function of management

Like planning, organizing & staffing, control is a key management function. It is important in that assures the quality of work from input to output. It also looks into every aspect of the business from the work environment to the personnel. It is all about assuring input & output in a bid to create a good working environment as a form of employee retention, the quality & specialization of personnel and most importantly the quality of products & services the organization comes up with for its clients. A manager to assert control coordinates while taking on a see-to-it attitude. Many choose to be hands on & delegating only to trusted employees. This however gives it that negative feedback - controlling means less room to move which on its own creates enormous pressures on personnel to perform according exactly to what management has set as goals & processes before ...

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The solution discusses the varied control functions & control systems in management in relation to logical decision making. It also looks into the advantages & disadvantages of these said mechanisms by providing specific examples. It expands the information provided by adding a list of online references students can use to further their studies/research on the subject.

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