Technology and Management Functions

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Technology and Management Functions Management of technological systems and businesses consists of four basic functions: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. During the planning function of management managers must analyze the work flow to see if any new systems would be beneficial to the productivity of the workers. In the organizing function of management the analysis of the work flow should be organized in a way that will prove or disprove that a new system would increase productivity of workers. The organization of information could come by writing simple pros and cons lists or developing a spreadsheet showing current times of how long it takes a worker to complete something. In the directing or leading function of management managers should understand the concerns of workers and always be open to their input. By asking questions of the workers, managers could get a better understanding of what type of programs to implement. In the controlling function of management the manager must have some control over the program and control over how and when the workers get trained to operate the program once a program is selected and put into place. Management at Vanderbilt Hospital knows that these four management functions are important to the patients overall comfort and convenience. Technology at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a great place to find all sorts of technology. There are machines that assist in patient care such as x-ray machines and dialysis machines that assist with patient's kidne... ... middle of paper ... ... Conclusion Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a customer service based health care business. There is no way that technology could take over the need for actual employees. Even though there are numerous machines that assist employees in patient care there will always be a need for people to run the systems. As long as the management of the hospital continues to follow the four functions of management all of the systems in place, and any new systems, will continue to be beneficial to both employees and patients. References (2006). Glossary. Retrieved August 12, 2007, from QCMetrix Web site: http://www.qcmetrix.com/resources_glossary.shtml
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