Strategic Management: Formulation and Implementation

Distinctions Between Task Control And Management Control

Task control is distinguished from management control in the following ways:

An essential characteristic of the process is that the "standard" against which actual performance is measured is consistent with the organization's strategies. Exhibit 6-3 outlines differences among the three types of processes with respect to the nature of the problems that typically are addressed in each process and the types of decisions that are relevant for these problems.

As another way of explaining the differences among the three processes, Exhibit 6-4 gives some examples of activities associated with each.