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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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It stands to reason that arm movement can also influence the motion of the COM and challenge the postural control.
Group A received conventional physiotherapy exercises for postural control, chiefly:
An overview of age-related changes in postural control during quiet standing tasks using classical and modern stabilometric descriptors, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 19 (6): 513-519.
We have to look at his breathing and postural control strategies in tandem because they are the same muscles, so I cannot work on breathing retraining without recognizing that I am simultaneously working on postural control strategies and vice versa.
CDP, which became commercially available in 1986, was designed to evaluate a patient's postural control in two ways--via the SOT and the MCT.
Because the primary disease process in PD includes abnormality of postural control mechanisms, PD patients are at increased risk of falls.
The BalanceWear stabilizing devices assist in postural orientation and equilibrium, abnormal automatic postural control responses, and directional postural control dysfunction.
More recent MEC techniques for multifunctional prosthetic hands include pattern recognition systems, state machines, and postural control (PC) schemes.
Many researchers, however, indicated that traditional measures of balance with static tasks are limited in their capability to capture multiple aspects of postural control and thus may not be suitable for monitoring functional improvements in daily life tasks (13, 14).
Does it provide the postural control and positioning support your child needs?