Roles of a Manager
Roles of a manager in the functional areas of business
The primary responsibilities of a manager within the functional areas of business is to create an image of himself with the organization which helps in delivering the tasks as per the vision and mission of an organization by influencing the team positively. In today’s fast paced globalized and technological enhanced business environment the roles of the managers in the success of an organization is critical to the organizations success. This paper will discuss and evaluate aforementioned from the views of two articles and will confer the understanding and view of a modern leader.
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To build commitment and trust, managers should develop and use a communication network to understand the interest of all the stakeholders. The goal is to achieve a collective decision to minimise conflict and apprehensions. Even though, every organisation has a set of different prescribed values, the beliefs and goals of every department is important to take into consideration in making the final decision.
In order to have the maximum impact, all the strategies that are devised by different functioning departments must be compatible and mutually reinforcing rather than serving their departmental purposes. This aspect is important and attainment of consistency in the functional areas is critical to the success of the overall strategy. However, this may not always be the case, as personal preferences and the desire to outshine other departments may create friction and a sense of competition between the departments. The conflicts that can arise between the departments can have a profound effect on the business; therefore it becomes extremely important for the departmental heads to sort out their differences and provide a path for the subordinates to offer support to other areas of business.
The goals of the managers to uphold quality in all aspects of operations signifies their approach and the standards they want to inspire within the team. What is ‘quality’ management will vary from one person to another; however the level of knowledge and skills of managers will establish their perception of infusing quality in the operations. This factor is of utmost importance as different departmental managers are doing their bit to achieve the bigger output. Therefore, the bad performance of a department will have a negative impact on the quality of the output. Managerial competence as argued by Murale and Preetha (2011) also points to the fact that the outcome of a task is largely dependent on the manager’s display of their competence. Furthermore, competence is not only about executing the routine tasks; the capability to foresee the impact of a particular task determines the effectiveness of their role and their capabilities. Even though, experience is the best teacher, the foremost skill that good managers possess is to continuously work towards a goal. It shows the managers capacity to reflect on their individual and team performance and how the quality of future performance can be enhanced. This kind of mind-set comes from the culture of the organization that acts as a reinforcing agent and motivates individuals to consistently increase their competence level. Hence, learning organizations are more likely to exhibit such attitude, where the management deems it important to constantly upgrade their skills and knowledge to create a pool of competent individuals. It is also important to recognize that modern organizations are aware of the importance of the use of human resources in the best possible manner. Human resources can provide a...