Management is the process of ensuring that an organisation or company is able to operate in both the immediate and near future. Management is an art in addition to a science. It is the art of making people more effective than they would have been without you. The science is in how you do that.
Managers are expected to perform various tasks in the context of their business functions. These tasks would include:
- Decision making
- Trust building
What Are Managerial Roles?
Roles are organised sets of behaviours and managers exhibit three types of managerial roles:
When in an interpersonal role, a role that occupies most of a manager’s time, most managers are creating, building and maintaining relationships both inside and outside the organisation.
A manager is in the role of a figurehead they have the responsibility of entertaining visitors or representing the organisation at an important function. In addition, a manager is in the role of a leader when hiring, training, advancing, dismissing and motivating employees.
A manager is in the role of a liaison as he/she is responsible for maintaining good relations within and outside the organisation. When in a decisional role, managers work at developing interpersonal relations as well as using available information for the organisation’s gain.