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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Control | List & briefly explain the steps, processes, and best practices managers typically utilize in the control process



List and briefly explain the steps, processes, and best practices managers typically utilize in the control process. Provide examples where appropriate. 


Robbins / Coulter, MANAGEMENT, 12th edition, Pearson, 2014


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  1. a. Measuringthe first step in the control process is measuring. Most jobs and activities can be expressed in tangible and measurable terms. Managers frequently use a variety of sources of information to measure actual performance, such as personal observation, statistical reports, oral reports, and written reports. For most managers, using a combination of approaches increases both the number of input sources and the probability of getting reliable information.
    b. Comparingthe second step involves determining the degree of variation between actual performance and the prespecified standard. Some variation is to be expected. However, it is important for managers to determine the acceptable range of variation.
    c. Taking managerial actionmanagers can choose among three possible courses of action: do nothing, correct the actual performance, or revise the standards. Examples of corrective actions might include changing strategy, structure, compensation plans, training programs, redesigning jobs, or firing employees. Revising standards is an appropriate response if the variance was the result of unrealistic expectations. However, revising standards downwards can be troublesome when an employee or work unit fall short of reaching a goal. If they don't meet the standard, their natural response is to attack the standard. If the manager believes the standard is fair, they should explain their position, reaffirm their desire for the employee or work unit to meet the standard, and then take necessary corrective action to turn that expectation into reality.

    Robbins / Coulter, MANAGEMENT, 12th edition, Pearson, 2014
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