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Key functions of management


What do managers do?


  • Set objectives
  • Organise how things are to be done
  • Command, co-ordinate and communicate with others
  • Develop and motivate employees
  • Measure and evaluate performance against objectives

They normally show certain qualities, which include:

  • A vision and sense of direction as to where the business should be going
  • Innovation and the creation of new ways of doing things
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Ability, self-belief and qualities that promote support from others.