Managers are responsible for the process of getting activities completed efficiently and efficiently with and through other people working in their kind control and setting the direction to achieve organizational goals and objectives through the implementation of four basic management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Both of these processes utilize human, financial and physical resources. Managers play important role for success and failure of any organization. Performing management functions is not a easy task. Managers should have enough management skill to manage resources and direct people working in their kind control.
Types of Managers
There are many types of managers in the different organizations in the world, every organization may have own type depending upon the organizational structure of the organization.
Top managers are responsible for organization’s strategy development and set direction for achieving its vision and mission.
Functional managers are responsible for effectiveness and efficiency of an area for example marketing and accounting etc.
Supervisory or team managers are responsible for formulation teams for specific tasks, ensure coordination among team members and among teams. Team of a specific function or task composed of members from different departments of the organization.
Line manager is responsible for execution of task and directly control work and make decisions in autonomous ways.
Staff manager leads and directs a function that creates indirect inputs for other task or work activities.
Project manager has the responsibility for planning, execution, monitoring and controlling and closing of any project. Project managers often found in architecture, construction, telecommunications, installation of major equipment like boiler, pumps at power plants, consulting, computer networking and software development etc.
General Manager has the responsibility of managing and identifying revenue-producing unit like business unit, store or product line. General Manager must make decisions across different functions of the organization and have tangible and intangible rewards tied with the performance of the entire unit i.e., business unit, store, product line etc.