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Half plus one of ownership of a company. Control gives the person or group having it the ability to make all decisions on how the company operates. In a publicly-traded company, control comes from buying more than half of the common stock.


the process of ensuring that activities are carried out as intended. Control involves monitoring aspects of performance and taking corrective action where necessary. For instance, control of expenditure involves regular monitoring of expenditure figures, comparison of these with budget targets, and decisions to cut or increase expenditure where any discrepancy is believed to be harmful. Without control an ORGANIZATION cannot function: employees would go their own way (possibly with the best of intentions) and the organization would fragment, making COORDINATION impossible. Control can, therefore, be viewed as a central component of MANAGEMENT.

Some writers in the SOCIOLOGY OF WORK have argued that, since (in their view) employers' and employees' interests are opposed, control of labour is the main task of management. Without it, workers would behave in a way which is detrimental to managerial goals. Research has shown, however, that many managers attach more importance to other managerial functions (such as budgeting), whilst it is questionable whether employees would necessarily act in the way suggested. See ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

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All methods of hormonal birth control are safer than pregnancy,'' Ott said.
Another recent poll showed that 68 percent of them object to the corporation's legal battle, and 84 percent believe that birth control use is an employee's personal decision, which should not be subject to interference from an employer.
During the lesson, students begin class by listening to a short lecture about the different classes of birth control methods: physical barriers, chemical barriers, hormonal, surgical, and others, including abstinence.
No discussion of birth control as preventive medicine would be complete without an acknowledgment that birth control helps prevent the need for abortion.
Despite the fact that they are safe for most women, birth control pills do carry some health risks.
One significant value of birth control is that it allows couples to have children when they want to--when they are prepared, when the child has a significant chance of growing up to be a God-fearing individual AND the parents of not 'going to hell' because of their inability (psychologically) to raise their children.
Sheikh Al-Sayed Abdel Maqsoud Askar, member in the People Assembly's (PA) religious affairs committee, told Daily News Egypt that married couples should only resort to birth control methods if pregnancy is a health risk for the mother.
Birth Control, Sex and Marriage in Britain, 1918-1960, by Kate Fisher.
Reproductive restraints; birth control in India, 1877-1947.
Leslie Woodcock Tentler has written a thorough and insightful history of the Catholic struggles with birth control in the century leading up to that moment, with a special focus on the experience of priests throughout the period.
I do not know the statistics for availability of birth control for the differing nations, but I do have what I believe is a good understanding of the problems that Brazil has distributing oral birth-control pills.
Additionally, some new local, state and national health education programs have helped, whether they espouse abstinence or birth control.