The Responsibilities of Managers

Companies and organizations require effective management to ensure smooth operation, achievement of goals and overall success of the entity. All types of managers are responsible for supervising employees and departments to make sure the required work tasks are completed. Managers are employed by a variety of fields including health care, food service, business and retail.

  1. Task Management

    • A manager is responsible for supervising and providing direction to a variety of job tasks such as operation procedures and large projects. He develops and implements departmental goals and objectives and oversees work tasks to facilitate meeting those goals and objectives. He also identifies and allocates necessary resources such as tools and equipment. A manager organizes departments and executes processes and procedures for all work tasks. He creates time lines for projects and evaluates project plans at designated intervals to make any revisions or modifications. Facilitation of meetings is also an essential job task in order to discuss current and upcoming projects and to communicate with employees regarding various topics.

    Management of Employees

    • A vital responsibility of all managers is to oversee employees and to ensure work duties are being completed with the overall best interest of the organization. She assigns job duties, creates and manages schedules and provides feedback to employees. She clearly explains job roles, responsibilities and expectations and provides support to all employees. She also holds employees accountable for job tasks. A manager also forms teams of employees to accomplish job tasks and provides ongoing direction and evaluation to improve performance. She works with team members to create plans and strategies to meet goals and objectives. A manager ensures employees are suitable for their job positions and establishes necessary training procedures. She also provides motivation to employees to help them achieve their greatest potential, meet goals and find satisfaction in their positions. She helps employees to develop and hone professional and personal skills and to use them in the best way possible.

    Communication with Higher Professionals

    • A manager is responsible for effective communication with higher professionals of an organization to report the status of company goals and objectives and necessary issues related to a specific department. He provides advice to upper management professionals on important issues and assists with making decisions that affect certain departments and personnel of the organization. He also contributes input to decisions that will benefit the organization as a whole and improve operations and efficiency.

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