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executive function

n.
The cognitive process that encompasses an individual's ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions.

executive function

Any of the abilities to make plans and carry them out, including the organization of tasks and one's use of time, to set goals and priorities, and assess the progress one makes in meeting them. The loss of executive function (called executive dysfunction) is a common finding in patients with dementia.
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The structure of the Egyptian executive system is complicated, we have 2,500 units and executive bodies including 33 ministry, 27 governorates and 234 authorities," Al Hossary added at the panel, which came as part of the T-20 Innovation in Government conference on Sunday.
In this way, one of the essential features of working memory is reflected in its interaction between the executive system and more specific processing routines (Ward, 2006).
Numbers of committees in each province and at federal level have been constituted under the Prevention Regime to bring good governance through strengthening regulators and authorities established to ensure rule of law, transparency accountability and meritocracy in overall executive system.
On one hand, we have Ewart Parkinson, who once participated in setting the allowances for the executive system, bemoaning the shortcomings of that very same system in the letters pages.
It also included organizing and regulating the tasks of ''Sanad's'' executive system on the level of the main office and other branches across the governorates and regions.
It is thought changing from a nine-member executive system under the Liberal Democrats to a six-seat system will save pounds 25,000.
Council bosses hope to save some pounds 25,000 by changing from the previous executive system of nine councillors taking decisions, to a cabinet of six.
Employed, lower case, as "head-of-state", whether with or without the polite prefix of "titular", it is merely a convenient political science term to differentiate the office and its functions and powers from that of head-of-government under the Westminster-model dualist executive system.
For nine members to make a decision without any consultation with staff, many of whom were not aware of any changes until it was reported in the press, is a serious democratic deficit and an abuse of the executive system.
A new NSA will have more than his hands full if he sticks to the original remit laid down for his office, and the country's decision- making processes will benefit from his ability to provide thoroughly considered advice to the executive system.
This new approach of good governance has determined the analysis of the specific attributes of the concept as true principles of public administration, respectively a unitary assembly of "basic rules of a political, economic, social and judicial nature that determine in an essential way the organization, functioning and activity of the executive system of the states".
We now have an executive system in which policymaking power is necessarily concentrated in the hands of one individual.

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