Management Control

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The word control quite often raises pictures of domination or empowerment over people. Organisational controls however, are aimed at achieving compliance between an organization's members and attempts to bring about desired outcomes in accordance to the organizations goals. Managers within these organizations need to be aware of the importance of control and what forms of control are available to them. In addressing the topic of control the author will initially outline the basic roles of a manager within an organization, including a couple of examples of this. The author will then look at the importance of limits and boundaries within control to prevent confusion within employees. The author will then continue on to explain a few of the different forms that organizations use to direct its employees and operations. It will then be concluded that control is a very important part of an organization, which needs to be carefully addressed by the respective managers as even too much control can have its problems

Management and Control

Each organization's main focus varies from company to company.

Some companies focus on profits and stature whilst others focus on the service that they provide to its customers. These outcomes are normally determined by the role or product that they provide and is normally backed up by a mission or goal statement. Such organizations rely strongly on the activities of its employees as well as the contributions and leadership from its management team. This spells out the importance of the managerial; role and the control that they use to create the required results.

Many people in today's society believe that they are good managers and can successfully lead and manage any team to success. Managing however has become a very sophisticated and specialised area of study which has seen the development of a...