What are managers?Characteristics Duties Roles “Someone who coordinates and oversees the work of other people so that organizational goals can be accomplished (Robbins & Coulter, 2009)”
Layers of Management Top Managers Middle Managers First-Line Managers Non-managerial Employees “management- the organization and coordination of the activities of an enterprise inaccordance with certain policies and in achievement of defined objectives (Management, 2005).”
What do managers do? People Doing things right MoneyEquipment Functions Roles Skills
Functions of Management• Establish Strategies Organizing • Hiring Controlling• Develop plans • Training • Determines: • Monitoring• Coordinate Activities • Motivating • What needs done • Comparing• Define Goals • Who will do it • Correcting • How it will get done Planning Leading
PlanningIn the planning stage, it is the job of the manager to first realize the goals of the company. It is the managersresponsibility to ensure that his or her methods and techniques are fitting not only the goals but the culture of thatcompany as well. In the plan, the manager should establish strategies for the team that make working conditions safer,or the job easier for his employee. It is in the planning component of management that the leader develops the plan andcoordinates the team on activities that correlate with the defined goals (Robbins & Coulter, 2009). The manager alsoforesees the workforce he will need to carry out the tasks in this phase and the other resources necessary to put his planto actions, such as money and equipment. Once the manager has a plan, he or she can focus on the other components oftheir duties as manager.
Leading •Motivate • Hire •Influence • Train • Resolve
Controlling the process of monitoring, comparing and correcting work performance (Robbins & Coulter, 2009)• Monitor – Are goals being met? – Are plans being followed?• Compare – Are the goals being achieved?• Correct – What needs to be done?
The Importance of the FunctionsReputation Consistency Safety
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