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Control

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.

control

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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If the government does not want to burden our future generations with unresolvable crises, it ought to gather the courage to take a stand and issue proper policies on population control.
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Health secretary informed the bench that two of the provinces have already formulated population control programmes.
The CJP said no attention had been paid to population control in the country in the last 60 years.
Those nations who sought education have progressed and those who didn't haven't." According to the chief justice, there were plans already made by other nations for population control and all Pakistan had to do was implement them and create awareness through the media.
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However, he judges that population control is the premier solution to the world's claimed impending agricultural crisis.
A section of sadhus, including two Maha- Mandaleshwars and leaders of 36 Hindu castes of western Uttar Pradesh, held a panchayat at the Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad on Sunday and declared that they would raise a mass movement to mount pressure on the government to frame a law for population control.
Objectives: Comparative measurement of knowledge regarding contraception and population control, and to determine the need of inclusion of sex education in curriculum.
The Shoura Council on Monday decided to present a controversial population control policy document, prepared by the government, to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah after it was rejected twice by the 150-member strong consultative body.