Dqs Mgt330

Week 1 DQ 2

How do managers at different levels apply the four functions of management?

Managers at different levels apply the four functions of management in similar ways because the functions are an effective and efficient way of managing a business these functions when used together will assist in achieving success. Top level managers use these functions for long term goals and to help control resources as well as set goals for the company overall. Mid level managers will mostly do the planning they are known to plan the goals of the company. The front line managers are the one's who organize and whose job is to manage the company All of these work hand in hand to make a company successful.


What are some advantages and disadvantages of delegation?

Some advantages of delegating are :

the ability to get more work done by passing on small assignments
give training to others and help build morale as people feel trusted to handle tasks
ability to mentor and lead department  in other pressing concerns as well as offer cross-training

Some of the disadvantages are:
By delegating you risk the chance of the work not being completed. 
You cannot keep an eye on the process and see what method is being used to complete it
By delegating a task someone could misunderstand the instructions and complete the task wrong.

Delegating is a positive tool to use as with anything there are disadvantages as well but overall it is a good tool to use.


The purpose of environmental scanning is to gather, analyze, and dispense information for tactical or strategic purposes. The environmental scanning process involves gathering both factual and subjective information on the organizations environments in which a business is operating or considering. 


    . Single use plans- one time use plans having a specific goal or objective
    . Standing plans- plans that identify the "big picture".
    . Contingency Plans-...