5. Top Managers:
They are responsible for making organization wide
Establish the plans and goals that have an impact over
They are few in numbers.
12. MANAGERIAL ROLES:
Managerial roles refers to the specific action or
behaviors expected from a manager.
For e.g. Consider yourself. (student, son/daughter, citizen,
13. MANAGERIAL ROLES:
Henry Mintzberg, a well-known management researcher,
undertook a careful study of five chief executives (consulting
firm, school, hospital, technology firm and consumer good
manufacturer) at work.
14. MANAGERIAL ROLES:
Concluded that managers perform ten different but highly interrelated
roles that are grouped around interpersonal relationship, the transfer of
information, and decision making.
15. 1. Interpersonal roles:
Involves people (either subordinates or persons outside
organization) and other duties that are ceremonial and
symbolic in nature.
Three interpersonal roles are:
1. Figure head
16. ROLE DESCRIPTION IDENTIFIABLE ACTIVITIES
Figurehead Symbolic head, obliged to
perform a number of routine
duties of a legal or social
Greeting visitors, signing legal
Leader Responsible for the
motivation and activation of
employees, responsible for
staffing, training, and
Performing virtually all activities that
Liaison Maintains self-developed
network of outside contacts
and informs who provides
favour and information.
Acknowledging mail, doing external
board work; performing other
activities that involve outsiders.
18. ROLES DESCRIPTION IDENTIFIABLE ACTIVITIES
Monitor Seeks and receives wide variety of
special information (much of it
current) through develop through
understanding of organization and
environment; emerges as nerve
centre of internal and external
information about the organization.
Reading periodicals and reports;
maintaining personal contacts
Disseminator Transmits information received
from other employees to the
members of the organization –
some information is factual, some
involves interpretation and
integration of diverse value
positions of organizational
Holding informational meeting;
making phone calls to relay
Spokesperson Transmits information to
outsiders on organization’s plans,
policies, actions, results, etc. serves
as expert on organization’s industry
Holding board meetings; giving
information to the media
19. 3. Decisional roles:
Entails making decisions or choices.
Four interpersonal roles are:
2. Disturbance handler
3. Resource allocator
20. ROLES DESCRIPTION IDENTIFIABLE ACTIVITIES
Entrepreneur Searches organization and its
environment for opportunities
and initiates “ improvement
projects” to bring change;
supervises design of certain
projects as well
Organizing strategy and review
sessions to develop new
Responsible for corrective
action when organization
faces important disturbances
Organizing strategy and review
sessions that involve
disturbances and crises
Responsible for the allocation
of organizational resources of
all kinds – in effect, the
making or approval of all
authorization; performing any
activity that involves budgeting
and the programming of
Negotiator Responsible for representing
the organization at major
Participating in union contract
negotiations or in those with
22. MANAGERIAL SKILLS:
Robert L.Katz developed an approach to describe the skills
He concluded that managers need three essential skills:
1. Technical skills
2. Human skills
3. Conceptual skills
23. 1. Technical skills:
Technical skills are the job – specific knowledge and
techniques needed to perform proficiently.
These skills are more important for first line managers, as
they directly deal with the line employees.
24. 2. Human skills:
Involves the ability to work well with other people both
individually and in groups.
These skills are important to all level of managers.
Managers with good human skills get the best out of their people.
25. 3. Conceptual skills:
Skills, managers use to think and to conceptualize about
abstract and complex situation.
With this skills, managers see the organization as a whole,
understand the relationships among various subunits.