78. Maintain control through management tools64
You probably have several management tools that you can use to
supervise the work of your staff. These tools allow you to focus attention on
activities that have been or need to be done. Use them to keep staff focused on
Budgets: A good budget is a specific, itemised plan. Use it to keep your
programme plan on track by reviewing the status of the budget with your staff on
a regular basis.
Expense records: Good expense records provide documentation of
expenditures. Use them to review important activities with your staff.
charts: A good Gannt chart provides a visual description of the major activities
planned for a programme and their schedule. Review these periodically with your
staff to make sure that your programme remains on schedule.
With the increased availability of computer programs for
management, you have a ready source of many other control devices that can now
be prepared and updated much more quickly than in the past. See the Computer