Role of Control in Management Process

Control is the task of ensuring that activities are providing the desired results. In its most general sense, controlling means setting a target, measuring performance, and taking corrective action as required. The goal of control system is to have no unpleasant surprises in the future.

Sometimes being out of control doesn’t have especially serious consequences, as when your dry cleaner is “only” an hour late in finding your freshly cleaned blouse. Often, though, the consequences are more severe. Upon assuming responsibility for a unit, managers decide “where are we going” (Planning), who will do what (Organizing), and how to motivate their troops (Leading).

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nisar Khattak
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 12:42:38

    Organizational needs demand that performance of the personnel / machines etc should be directed towards optimum output. The process necessitates a regulating procedure called ‘control’. In simple words, ‘control’ is a process concerned with appraisal and correction of performance on the basis of established standards to satisfy the organizational objectives. Basically, it is the ‘control’ that directly affects all the functions of management.


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