Techniques Of Controlling

Lesson 28 : The Management Process In Family Living-Implementing And Controlling

3. Techniques of Controlling: They are those methods, which help in detecting the deviation in the performance. Primarily there are two types of methods. These are

  1. Budgetary
  2. Non budgetary

i. Budgetary Methods: These methods involve statement of anticipated results in numerical terms. Under this category the most important techniques, which can be used by the homemaker to control her plans are following:

  • Income and Expenditure Budget: This type of budget shows the family income from various sources and its distribution on family expenditure on various items for a specified period of time.
  • Cash Budget: This type of budget shows how much cash is available for expenditure and how much is already being consumed.

ii. Non Budgetary Methods: These methods do not involve numeric but help in checking the activities necessary for achieving goals. Some of the most useful such techniques are following.

  • Mental Checklists: Most often homemakers prepare a checklist and mentally check, which activities are done and which are left. However, there is always a chance that she may forget one or more vital items of the checklist. But it is used most often and is quick and inexpensive way of checking especially when the activities are routine and not very important.
  • Records: This is a written form of checklist in which jobs, activities and even expenditure is recorded on a sheet of paper. The jobs completed are entered in the record and thus, a homemaker can assess the performance just by looking at a record. This method eliminates the error in checking due to forget but needs more time, energy and attitude of homemaker for writing the records.
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