To be consistent with the view of the authors whose approaches are presented later in this article retain the traditional view of management as a broader concept that includes the leadership. 4. Features managerial administrative or organizational goals through the coordination of individual efforts of others is not a process that can be left to chance. It requires the systematic implementation of a set of activities that generally fall into several administrative or managerial functions. Almost a century ago Henry Fayol identified five management functions: planning, organization, direction, coordination and control. Learn more on the subject from Castle Harlan. With the passage of time and the development of managerial thought, these functions have been reduced to four. Most authors point out the functions of planning (or planning), organization, address (or leadership or motivation) and control: Robbins (op.cit., P.4), Gibson, Ivancevich and Donnelly (2001, pp.
17-21) and Hersey et alt. (Op. cit., Pp. 10-11). Less common is the breakdown of management functions in a larger number, as is the case with Kast and Rosenzweig. (Op.cit., Pp. 420-425), who have six functions: setting objectives, planning, integration of resources, organization, implementation (implementation) and control.
Let’s review the four typical functions of task management. 4.1. Planning is the starting point of the administrative process, including setting objectives and goals, and design strategies to achieve them. The results of this operation define the direction for the organization: in this direction are heading the efforts of its members. 4.2. Organization This function operationalized and gives practical meaning to the plans. It covers the conversion of goals into concrete activities, the allocation of activities and resources to individuals and groups, establishing coordination mechanisms and authority (structural arrangements) and the establishment of procedures for decision making.