Managerial Roles

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Managerial Roles by Mind Map: Managerial Roles

1. Intrapersonal

1.1. Figurehead

1.1.1. As a manager, you have social, ceremonial and legal responsibilities. You're expected to be a source of inspiration. People look up to you as a person with authority, and as a figurehead.

1.1.2. Opening new factories/offices

1.1.3. Hosts receptions

1.1.4. Giving important presentations

1.2. Leader

1.2.1. This is where you provide leadership for your team, your department or perhaps your entire organization; and it's where you manage the performance and responsibilities of everyone in the group.

1.2.2. Any management tasks involving subordinate staff

1.3. Liaison

1.3.1. Managers must communicate with internal and external contacts. You need to be able to network effectively on behalf of your organization.

1.3.2. Leading and participating in meetings

1.3.3. Business correspondence with other organizations

2. Informational

2.1. Monitor

2.1.1. In this role, you regularly seek out information related to your organization and industry, looking for relevant changes in the environment. You also monitor your team, in terms of both their productivity, and their well-being.

2.1.2. Attend seminars, business conferences, research groups and reading research reports

2.2. Disseminator

2.2.1. This is where you communicate potentially useful information to your colleagues and your team.

2.2.2. Communicating with staff within the organization, using appropriate means

2.3. Spokesperson

2.3.1. Managers represent and speak for their organization. In this role you're responsible for transmitting information about your organization and its goals to the people outside it.

2.3.2. Presenting reports to groups of stakeholders

2.3.3. Communicating with the press and TV media

3. Decisional

3.1. Entrepreneur

3.1.1. As a manager, you create and control change within the organization. This means solving problems, generating new ideas, and implementing them.

3.1.2. Encouraging new ideas from within the organization and holding meetings aimed at putting new ideas into effect

3.2. Disturbance Handler

3.2.1. When an organization or team hits an unexpected roadblock, it's the manager who must take charge. You also need to help mediate disputes within it.

3.2.2. Taking decisions on how the business should respond to threats, such as new competitors or changes in the economic environment

3.3. Resource Allocator

3.3.1. You'll also need to determine where organizational resources are best applied. This involves allocating funding, as well as assigning staff and other organizational resources.

3.3.2. Drawing up and improving estimates and budgets

3.3.3. Deciding on staffing levels for departments and within departments

3.4. Negotiator

3.4.1. You may be needed to take part in, and direct, important negotiations within your team, department, or organization.​

3.4.2. Conducting negotiations and building up official links between the business and other organizations