Managers are the people in the organization responsible for developing and carrying out this management process. The four primary functions of managers are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. By using the four functions, managers work to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees, processes, projects, and organizations as a whole.
The roles played by the managers are as follows
1. Interpersonal Role
Interacting with people inside and outside the Organisation.
- Figurehead — as a symbolic head of an organisation, the manager performs routine duties of a legal nature
- Leader — Hiring, Training, motivating and guiding subordinates
- Mason – Interacting with other managers outside the orgn to obtain favours and information
2. Informational Role
Serving as a focal point for the exchange of Information
- Monitor — Seeks and receive information concerning internal and external events so as to gain understanding of the Orgn and its environment.
- Disseminator — Transmits information to subordinates, peers and superiors within the Organisation
- Spokesperson — Speaking on behalf of the Orgn and transmitting information on Orgn plans, policies and actions to outsiders.
3. Decisional Role
Makes important decision
- Entrepreneur — Initiating changes or improvements in the activities of the Orgn
- Disturbance handler- Taking charge and corrective action when Orgn faces unexpected crises
- Resource allocator — Distributing Orgn’s resources like money, time, equipment and labour
- Negotiator — Representing the Orgn in bargaining and negotiations with outsiders and insiders