Principles of Management

Student Name |
  Course and Section Number | Program of Study |
Principles of Management | Business Management-Associates |

Principles of Management
Week 1 Individual Work

Four Functions of Management

Assignment Instructions |
To complete this assignment:   1. Answer all of the questions below in the space provided.   2. Reflect on the information presented in this week’s lesson and provide an insightful response to each question writing no more than two paragraphs.   3. An example of an excellent response is given for you. |
Save and Submit to Dropbox |
    1. Save your work as a Microsoft Word 2010 (.docx) file that includes your name, course code, and title in the file name. For example: JaneSmith_MAN2021_Week1.docx.     2. To submit your assignment, go to the Dropbox and click "Submit Assignment."     3. Click on the drop-down menu to select the Week 1: Individual Work basket in the Dropbox. |

Objective: Explain how the functions contribute to organizational effectiveness

EXAMPLE:   How does the planning function of management contribute to achieving organizational objectives within your chosen industry? |
Example answer: My industry of pharmaceuticals relies on effective planning to successfully meet our annual goals. Throughout the goal setting process, management creates a plan, or map, of how to achieve them. Breaking them up into smaller, attainable goals, each quarter is one piece of the goal. Setting quarterly goals keeps us on track. If we don’t meet our goals one quarter, then we at least know where we stand, and could possibly not hit that goal for the year.   Planning provides us, as employees, guidance on what we are working toward. It gives us a sense of purpose, and we are able to see how our part plays into the big picture. |
Example a. What references, if any, were used to assist you in answering the question? |
None |
1. How does the planning function of management contribute to achieving...