Management and vital management roles
(1) How are social media changing the nature of a manager’s information role? (2) Would managers get more respect from employees if they “rolled up their sleeves” and pitched in with the daily work more often? Why or why not?
(1) Review the process you went through to choose the college you are currently attending. What lessons from your experience could someone apply to managerial decision making? (2) Do you believe you have the right personality for management? If not, what areas would you work on?
While managers usually don’t do the hands-on work in an organization, they create the environment and provide the resources that give employees the opportunities to excel in their work. Managerial responsibilities include creating the organizational framework, fostering a positive culture, setting expectations, and providing resources. The three vital managerial roles are interpersonal (interacting with others), informational (receiving and sharing information), and decisional (making decisions).