The Sports Network (TSN), a Canadian television network, broadcasts a variety of content, including sporting events (e.g., baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey), feature programs (e.g., “That’s Hockey”), and news broadcasts (e.g., “Sports Desk”). Managing a major television network such as TSN very frequently involves planning, directing and motivating, controlling, and decision making. Indeed, networks such as TSN deliver new program content to viewers on a daily basis, with some content, such as sports news broadcasts, changing as the day unfolds. Managing this type of organization is highly challenging and dynamic.
For each of the four functions performed by managers (planning, directing and motivating, controlling, and decision making), identify three examples of activities managers at a television network such as TSN would likely engage in.