Different forms of control exists. One can exert control on financial perspective, setting boundaries to behaviour (boundary control), or design behaviour (behavioural control).
Management control is the process by which managers influence other members of the organisation to implement the organisation's strategies. As such it is one of the available implementation strategy tools. Other being organisation structure, culture, human resource management. Activities of management control can include:
Many different perspectives on Management Control exists. A range of these perspectives are described in Diving into the different views of management control.
Central problem of management control is about Goal Congruence. It concerns the problem of ensuring individual goals are pursuit in line with the goals of the organisation.