Functions of Management. Opinion essay

Management to me is about setting goals, and making to possible to be able to achieve the goals you set in place. To do this you must have the skills required to reach the goals that you have set before you. There are four functions of management that one can use to successfully achieve his/her goals, these functions are; planning, organizing, leading and controlling. These functions can be used to achieve goals within small businesses to large corporations. I have yet to use these functions in the career that I have chosen but I can apply them to the goals that I have set for myself in the career that I am striving for.
In my opinion planning is the most important of the four functions in management. I believe for a manager to be successful they must be able to plan. Being able to plan around the pressures and constant changes in the organization can make planning sometimes difficult. There are different kinds of planning, According to “Four Functions of Management” (2013), “Examples of planning are strategic planning, marketing planning, business planning, succession planning, project planning, sales planning, etc.” I work for Fifth Third Bank at the corporate office in Cincinnati, Ohio and planning is an integral part of my work day. I have to be able to set aside time to put in all of the referrals or sales from my phone calls and make my daily spreadsheet of my phone calls and how they were interpreted. I am not the only one who has to plan, my direct manager also has to be able to plan out his day and be able to handle helping 16 people underneath him. Since we work for an inbound call center dealing with checking and savings accounts he has to plan his meeting around our call volume, which leads me to the next skill.
The second function in management is organizing, in my opinion you cannot be good at planning unless you have good organizational skills. Organizational skills are something that is severely needed in the management position of any bank….

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