RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANAGEMENT 4
Managersare best described as the people who are put in charge of companiesor departments to supervise and guide the functions of that companyor department as well as make decisions. The first managerialfunction is planning which involves the development of objectives andbest means of achieving them, followed by developing stringentalternatives as well as steadfast monitoring and evaluating theprogress towards the goals. The second function is organization, inthe context of allocating specific duties and responsibilities to thestaff including departmentalization. Controlling is the thirdfunction that focusses on the efficient supervision and strictnessthat guarantees that performance meets the standards. Lastly theLeading function centers on the aspect of directing and providinginfluence that positively affect the performance of staff includingmotivation and proper use of power (Barnett).
Ethicaldilemmas are part and parcel of Managerial positions. Based on theProject Management Institute guidelines, the first step involvesassessment of the situation. in this case providing additionalinformation to the friend is not in accordance with ethics and itwould be unfair treatment to other interviewees. The second step isalternative and the best alternative is to not provide theinformation requested. An analysis on the decisions will focusprimarily on the fact that my position as a manager would not be atrisk and the interview process will also be fair. On applying theethical principles, it is clear that the decision not to provideadditional information will ensure a transparent interview processand in the end the best candidate will be selected fairly on commonground. Finally acting on the made decision involves the act ofconfidently informing the friend about the ultimate decision not toempower him more than the other candidates (ProjectManagement Institute, 2012).
Thecontinuous process of connection in terms of business investments andtrade. This is characterized by the expansion of businesses to othercountries as well as blending of international economies all aroundthe world. Managers need an understanding all the aspects ofglobalization which include the improved technology, efficientcommunication and transport means, increasing investmentopportunities, and the relationships developed between countries.This understanding will push the managers to further seek the growthof their respective organizations and corporations. In addition, theycan be able to plan for international trade and investments at thesame time anticipating challenges and thus finding ways to maneuveraround these challenges. Ultimately, the managers can lead theirrespective organizations efficiently in seizing the bestopportunities while incurring the fewest possible setbacks (Heil).
The8D problem solving is based on the efficient and effective addressingof client issues. This process basically involves the engagement of ateam dedicated to deal with the issue at hand. This is followed bythe assessment and analysis of the problem from the clients’perspective as well as the corrective perspective in order to clearany other possible problems not discovered by the clients. Actions toprevent clients from receiving problematic goods or services are theapplied depending on the characteristics of that problem. Next is theconfirmation of the exact cause of the problem which could be causedby machine, person, material or methodology. After this, a correctiveaction can then be employed to take care of all the problemsidentified. This corrective action has to be verified to confirm thatit is working as expected and it has alleviated the problem.Preventive actions can then be performed to prevent future occurrenceand the last step involves praise to the team for the achievement(QualityAssurance Solutions).
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