The Roles/Responsibilities of Every Manager

Five Roles and Responsibilities of Every Manager in Any Organization

Businessman draws success flow chart

Peter Drucker, one of the great management and leadership thinkers of all time said: “The primary job of every manager – in any organization – is to contribute to the success of the enterprise.”

Mr. Drucker went on to describe five specific ways a manager contributes to the success of his or her organization. Those five roles and responsibilities are developed at length in this particular Forum.

A Manager Organizes

A manager has to be able to classify work from both a strategic and a tactical perspective. He or she must be able to link jobs with the strategic plan of the organization. As obvious as this sounds studies show that fewer than 50% of organizations do in fact connect jobs with the strategic initiatives of the organization.

A Manager Sets Objectives

Developing strategies and setting goals (objectives) that are in line with the corporate vision are critical role for the manager. Developing meaningful goals for accomplishing organizational objectives is a skill every manager needs to have. But, while goal setting in important – goal achievement is what really matters. Setting and achieving meaningful objectives is the focus of this particular session.

A Manager Measures

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Developing bench marks for keeping individuals and/or teams focused and on track is an essential skill for being an effective manager.

A Manager Motivates and Communicates

While motivation and communication are not the same thing – both are needed in order to for a manager to contribute to the success of the enterprise. Knowing how to motivate employees includes being able to effectively communicate with them. This session zeros in on the nuances of being an effective communicator.

A Manager Develops People – Including Themselves

The effective manager understands that professional development will not happen a vacuum – and that its an ongoing process. Identifying the success skills for particular positions is an important role for the manager. Developing those necessary skills will increase the performance capacity for the entire organization.

Tangible Outcomes

  • How to Effectively Organize – People – Places – Things
  • How to Set Meaningful Goals – Goal Achieving Techniques
  • How to Identify Vital Factors/Success Factors for people and positions
  • How to Link Motive and Action
  • Keys for Personal and Professional Development – How to Become an Outperformer