Category Role Activity Examples Interpersonal Figurehead Perform social and legal duties, act as symbolic leader Greet visitors, sign legal documents, attend ribbon cutting ceremonies, host receptions, etc. Leader Direct and motivate subordinates, select and train employees Includes almost all interactions with subordinates Liaison Establish and maintain contacts within and outside the organization Business correspondence, participation in meetings with other represantatives Interpersonal Monitor Seek and acquire work- related information Scan/read trade press, periodicals, reports; attend seminars and training; maintain personal contacts Disseminator Communicate/ disseminate information to others within the organization Send memos and reports; inform staffers and subordinates of decisions Spokesperson Communicate/transmit information to outsiders Pass on memos, reports and informational materials; participate in conferences/meetings and report progress Decisional Entrepreneur Identify new ideas and initiate improvement projects Implement innovations; Plan for the future Disturbance Handler Deal with disputes or problems and take corrective action Settle conflicts between subordinates; Overcome crisis situations Resource Allocator Decide where to apply resources Draft and approve of plans, schedules, budgets; Set priorities Negotiator Defend business interests Participate in and directs negotiations within team, department and organization
Good morning everyone! Thanks you all for coming. Today I want to talk about manager’s role in the company. The purpose of my presentation is to classify different manager’s roles into several groups to make the job responsibilities of a common manager easier for everyone to understand, and to highlight three things which an ideal manager must bring to his company.. My presentation plan is based on the theory of manager’s roles which was created in 1990 by Henry Mintzberg, Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He analyzed the job responsibilities of more than a hundred different managers and determined 10 manager roles, which then he divided into 3 different categories: informational roles, interpersonal and decisional ones.
- Fall '19
- Management, Ford Motor Company, Resource Allocator