POSDCORB - Explained
What is the POSDCORB Functions of Managers?
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Table of ContentsWhat is POSDCORB?
What is POSDCORB?
POSDCORB, developed by Gulick and L. Urwick, is a acronym representing the 7 functions of managers:
- Planning. Working out in broad outline the things that need to be done and the methods for doing them to accomplish the purpose which is set for the enterprise.
- Organizing. The establishment of the formal structure of authority through which work subdivisions are arranged, defined and coordinated for the defined objective of the organization.
- Staffing. The whole personnel function of bringing in and training the staff and maintaining favorable conditions of work. Both qualitative and quantitative.
- Directing. The continuous task of making decisions and embodying them in specific and general orders and instructions and serving as the leader of the enterprise.
- Coordinating. Interrelating the various entities and processes of the work.
- Reporting. Keeping those to whom the executive is responsible as well as subordinates informed through records, research and inspections.
- Budgeting. Fiscal planning, accounting and control.