Essay by mstoryUniversity, Master's December 2003

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In the online article, 'Management Function of Organizing:

Overview of Methods,' posted by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, the organizing function in management is the process of building relationships among functions, materiel, and people for a common purpose. The reason why this function is created, is to help distinguish things like, who is involved with certain projects and why, who needs resources and when, and what are certain relationships between people, places, and things. In order for the organizing function to work in an organization these five elements must be followed; identify tasks, establish structure, fit people to tasks, establish relationships, and allocate resources.

When an organization focuses on identifying their tasks, it can help describe what people should do to reach the companies objectives. This can also help eliminate cost, and resources used on tasks that are not necessary on reaching goals. Companies establish structure, by implementing these tasks and the functions needed to accomplish them, by documentation and position descriptions.

Fitting individuals to certain tasks, is another element in the organization function, this element helps assign the right individuals to the right tasks. This can help prevent character, conflict among employee and allow a manager to re-write a job description to the characteristics of their employee, and use them productively.

People are the key to success in organizing, and a good way to do this is establishing structure. This will also help distinguish authority (empower people to do their job), responsibility (ensure they know what's expected of them), and accountability (hold them answerable for results).

When companies allocate resources, they want to make sure that they have enough resources for things, so that the company can build trust to customers, or clients, whenever you deliver a service, or product. Building a successful reputation comes from the...