A Manager is the person responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals, monitoring their work, and taking corrective action when necessary. A manager can also be an individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company. Managers may direct workers directly or they may direct several supervisors who direct the workers. The manager must be familiar with the work of all the groups he/she supervises, but does not need to be the best in any or all of the areas. It is more important for the manager to know how to manage the workers than to know how to do their work well. A manager may have the power to hire or fire employees or to promote them. In larger companies, a manager may only recommend such action to the next level of management. The manager has the authority to change the work assignments of team members. A manager's title reflects what he/she is responsible for. An Accounting Manager supervises the Accounting function. An Operations Manager is responsible for the operations of the company. Regardless of title, the manager is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and controlling the people and their work A manager often has a staff of people who report to him or her. As an example, a restaurant will often have a front-of-house manager who helps the patrons, and supervises the hosts. In addition, a specific office project can have a manager, known simply as the project manager. Certain departments within a company designate their managers to be line managers, while others are known as staff managers, depending upon the functionality of the department.
Attributes associated with effective, successful managers are the follows: 1. BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION
a. Command of Basic Facts
Successful managers know what's in their organization. They have a command of such basic facts as goals and plans (long and short-term), product knowledge, who's who in the...