Now that just eight teams remain in the World Cup, fivethirtyeight has broken down the chances for each team to get to the next round, final, and win the whole thing. Brazil is still sitting with the most likely chance, but first they have to face an absolutely hot Colombia team (who IMO is given too low a chance to win at just 28%) according to these calculations, Germany v France should be the most hotly contested match of the next round.
Sets objectives. The manager sets goals for the group, and decides what work needs to be done to meet those goals.
Organizes. The manager divides the work into manageable activities, and selects people to accomplish the tasks that need to be done.
Motivates and communicates. The manager creates a team out of his people, through decisions on pay, placement, promotion, and through his communications with the team. Drucker also referred to this as the “integrating” function of the manager.
Measures. The manager establishes appropriate targets and yardsticks, and analyzes, appraises and interprets performance.
Develops people. With the rise of the knowledge worker, this task has taken on added importance. In a knowledge economy, people are the company’s most important asset, and it is up to the manager to develop that asset.
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