Planning and organising

  • Barbara Scammell
Part of the Essentials of Nursing Management book series (ENMS)


The functions of management are usually described as:
  • planning

  • organising

  • staffing

  • leading

  • controlling

  • co-ordinating.

This chapter discusses the first two functions, planning and organising. Chapter 5 is devoted to staffing issues while Chapter 6 considers co-ordination skills. The subjects of leading and controlling are discussed in other books in the series, Managing Others and Managing Change, and readers are referred to these.


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  1. 1.
    Peter Drucker, The Practise of Management, Pan Management Series (Pan, 1981).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
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Suggested further redding

  1. Leland P. Bradford (ed.), Group Development (University Associates Inc., 1978).Google Scholar
  2. Annabel Broome, Managing Change (Macmillan Education, 1990).Google Scholar
  3. R. Cattell, Personality and Motivation, Structure and Movement (Hanah, 1957).Google Scholar
  4. Winston Fletcher, Meetings, Meetings, How to Manipulate Them and Make Them More Fun (Michael Joseph, 1983).Google Scholar
  5. Greville Janner, Janner on Meetings (Gower, 1986).Google Scholar
  6. Sheila Marson, ed., Managing Others (Macmillan Education, 1990).Google Scholar
  7. Neil Rackham, Peter Honey and Michael Colbert, Developing Interactive Skills (Wellens Publishing, 1971).Google Scholar
  8. Victor Serebriakoff, A Guide to Intelligence and Personality Testing (Parthenon Publishing Group, 1988).Google Scholar

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© Barbara Scammell 1990

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