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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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Information on Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Infection Control Exam can be found at www.
Dunedin Hopsital infection control co-ordinator Jo Stodart stepped down as chair of NDICN and was thanked for her dedicated work for the division and as convener of the conference organising committee.
Mamoun Al Sheikh, stressed the importance of HMC participation in this conference, by saying, "Hamad Medical Corporation is accustomed to participate and attend several medical conferences, and it is one of the pioneering institutions in the field of infection control at the regional and international level ".
The authors used a questionnaire survey based on questions that were posted by the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada Dialysis Interest Group.
Interim recommendations for infection control in health care facilities caring for patients with known or suspected avian influenza.
Before specialising in infection control, Carrie was a staff nurse (RGN).
being able to evaluate the infection control program to ensure that the program is accomplishing those goals effectively;
This is where good old-fashioned infection control techniques are needed, said Larry Minnix, president and CEO of AAHSA.
In response to this serious problem plaguing health care organizations, JCAHO has brought infection control to the forefront in three ways.
The exhibition, Infection Prevention - It's in Your Hands, has been organised by the hospital's infection control team as part of international infection control awareness week.
Universal precautions refers to infection control measures that all health care workers and child care providers follow with the goal of protecting themselves and the children in their care from disease-producing microorganisms.
The Infection Control staff continues to carry out all of its duties as before.

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