Question: You have three brothers. They are working in three different MNCs as General Manager, Supervisor and Deputy Personnel Manager. What functions of management do you think they are performing in their companies? Are they performing the same functions of management? If yes, how?
Answer: All the three brothers of mine are working on three different levels of management, such as top-level, lower level and middle level. They are performing the same functions of management, such as planning, organising, staffing, directing and controlling. It means all the functions of management are performed at all three levels of management. But there is only a difference of degree. For example, planning is considered the most important function at the top while at the lower level directing is all-important.