In the Module 1 Overview, there are six management functions reviewed: (1) Planning, (2) Organizing, (3) Staffing, (4) Controlling, (5) Directing, and (6) Decision making. All six of these functions are equally important and dependent upon one another. As a health care administrator/manager, you will have to effectively balance all the six of the management functions well. In addition, there are 3 key competencies that must be embraced by a healthcare manager to effectively carry out these management functions: (1) Conceptual skills, (2) Technical skills, and (3) Interpersonal skills.
Define, discuss, and provided a healthcare management example for each management function.
Using the three noted skills, identify which skill(s) is highly needed for each management function.