CADDManager on May 21st, 2011
This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933), was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior.  She wrote on topics in the early twentieth century, defining Management as “the art of getting things done through people”.  She outlined many philosophical perspectives that have trickled down over the years to now be known as “micromanaging” and matrix management structures.

One can also think of management functionally, as the action of measuring a quantity on a regular basis and of adjusting some initial plan; or as the actions taken to reach one’s intended goal. This applies even in situations where planning does not take place. From this perspective, Frenchman Henri Fayol considers management to consist of six functions and 14 Principles.  I have expanded these to seven based on what I have been asked to do over the years in many positions and what I needed to do to get things done.

My Seven functions for a CAD Manager are:

  1. Planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Leading
  4. Coordinating
  5. Controlling
  6. Staffing
  7. Motivating

I will unpack each of these over the next few articles.

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