Briefly explain the importance of controlling in organizations.
Controlling makes sure that plans are achieved, and that actual performance meets or surpasses objectives set up by the organization. The foundation of control is information. The data collected in the controlling process reinforces how well or how poorly objectives are being met. Controlling sees to it that the right things happen, in the right way, at the right time. It helps ensure that people comply with organizational policies and procedures.
Source: Management, 11th Edition & 12th Edition- John R. Schermerhorn