Managers Job

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PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

BC02 - 1

LEVEL 1

September 2012 – January 2013

Topic 3

The Manager’s Job

Learning Objectives

After studying this topic, the students should be able to:

* Describe the major jobs and responsibilities of four levels of managers. * Explain the resources used by managers.
* Define the roles that managers perform in the organization. * Identify the basic management skills and understand how they can be developed.

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Students are requested to refer to the following in addition to the text book mentioned in the handbook, for more practical information on the Managers Job. -------------------------------------------------

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Books
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Daft, R.L., Kendrick, M., and Vershinina, N., 2010. Management. UK: South-Western Cengage Learning. 2. -------------------------------------------------
Dubrin, A., 2009. Essentials of Management. 8th Ed. USA: Cengage Learning. 3. -------------------------------------------------
Dyck, B., & Neubert, M., 2009. Principles of Management – International Student Edition. USA: Cengage Learning. 4. -------------------------------------------------
Griffin, R.W., 1996. Management - 5th edition. USA: Houghton Mifflin. 5. -------------------------------------------------
Williams, C., 2010. Managing Effectively. 4th Ed. UK: South-Western Cengage Learning. 6. -------------------------------------------------
Schermerhorn, J.R., (2002) Management.17th Ed.USA: John Wiley and Sons. -------------------------------------------------

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Internet Sources:
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http://www.lmcuk.com/management-tool/mintzberg-s-ten-management-roles 2. -------------------------------------------------
http://ezinearticles.com/?Role-of-a-Manager&id=2068431
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http://www.management-hub.com/hr-manager-roles.html
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Unless someone has actually performed managerial work, it is hard to understand exactly what managers do on an hour-by-hour, day-to-day basis, the manager’s job is so diverse the number of studies have been undertaken in an attempt to describe what exactly happens (Daft, Kendrick, & Vershinina, 2010).

According to Schermerhorn (2002), managers work with a variety of job titles such as team leaders, department head, project manager, unit supervisor, senior executive, administrator and more. They always work directly with other persons who are dependent on them for critical support and assistance in their own jobs.

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Are you ready to be a manager?
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Welcome to the world of management. Are you ready for it? This question will help you see whether your priorities align with the demands placed on today’s manager. Rate each of the following items based on what you think is the appropriate emphasis for that task to your success as a new manager of a department. Your task is to rate the top four priority items as “High priority” and the other four as “Low Priority” you will have four items rated high and four rated low. -------------------------------------------------

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High Priority| ------------------------------------------------- Low Priority|
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Spend 50 per cent or more of your time in the care and development of people| -------------------------------------------------
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