Functions of Managers


When organisations are well managed, they can operate effectively and
they can operate efficiently. According to Peter Drucker managers perform five major tasks:
1.Set Objectives
2.Organize
3.Motivate and Communicate
4.Measure
5.Develop People
Five basic functions Managers perform : planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
Other functions are —
1.Directing
2.Coordinating
3.Reporting
4.Motivating
5.Resolving conflicts
6.Communicating up
7.Communicating down
8.Communicating laterally
9.Communicating with guests
10.Communicating with vendors and suppliers
11.Communicating with the community
12.Running meetings
13.Diagnosing
14.Correctting
15.Confronting
16.Discipline
17.Counsel
18.Encouraging
19.Inspiring
20.Developing
21.Hiring
22.Terminating
23.Promoting
24.Rewarding
25.Implementing
26.Scheduling
27.Prioritizing
28.Delegating
29.Measuring
30.Adapting
31.Budgeting
32.Negotiating
32.Optimizing
34.Innovating
35.Standardizing
In this regard I have a asked a quesion on Linkedin and got some great responses —

In your opinion, what are the most important functions of management?

On 07/12/11 8:19 AM, Guy Battaglia wrote:
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accountability
direction
leadership
cash flow
resources
knowledge

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On 07/12/11 8:23 AM, Josh Schonhaut wrote:
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Facilitator – I make it my primary concern to ensure that my staff have what they need to get the job done

Coach – I need to bring out the best in my staff
Role Model – this is just as important and for the same reason

Expert Communicator – oral and written communication (and lots of it) are paramount to the success of my team and I… This communication must extend to staff, superiors, and clients alike

Rapport – my staff and I need to strike a balance between professionalism and comfort. They cannot be afraid to come to me with anything, but at the same time, disappointing me must be the furthest thing from their mind.

Morale booster – sometimes times are tough. I have to be there to lift up my team.

Respect – perhaps this should be at the top of the list. But as with everything else in life… you get what you give.
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On 07/12/11 8:53 AM, Sean Sheridan wrote:
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1 – The ability to communicate the company vision, goals and expectations in various ways.
2 – set high expectations, provide the training and resources for the employees to attain the ‘high expectations.’
3 – Keeping your word, which will show:
A. Integrity = We mean what we say
B. Consistency = We do what we say
C. Reliability = You can count on what we do and say
D. Interdependence = We are all in this together
(Hopefully employees will reflect this as well when dealing with co-workers and customers.)
4 – Sharing respect with others
5 – Mentor
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On 07/12/11 8:57 AM, Scott Esposito wrote:
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In a nutshell – leading through vision and strategy and developing the capabilities of the organization and its people.

Private Note:
simple concepts

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On 07/12/11 9:43 AM, Joao Paulo Marques (j-p-marques@clix.pt) wrote:
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Male money or someting worthwhile…
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On 07/12/11 10:57 AM, Wallace Jackson wrote:
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1. Experience
2. Skills
3. Education
4. Analysis
5. Decision
6. Focus
7. Direction
8. Development
9. Networking
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On 07/12/11 11:07 AM, Sunil Dhar wrote:
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The most important function of management is to ensure success of the enterprise. Every company will require different challenges to be addressed, so as management, your most important function is to identify the challenges to growth (however it is defined: revenue, profit, or something else) and put a solution in place.

Some ways to do it include fixing the challenges yourself but mine is to mentor employees to do the monitoring and implementation while you help clear their hurdles to the implementation of the solution. Makes for a strong team and self correcting growth machine!
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On 07/12/11 11:35 AM, Murtaza Mandviwala wrote:
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Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling – Each of them have their respective importance and impact on the overall business. Organizations seeking long term positive outcomes have to keep an eye on all five of them. Even if a single one is left out, no doubt it will pull the others down too.
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On 07/12/11 1:18 PM, Nigel Davey wrote:
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Management is about ensuring your customers’ needs are met in a way that delivers sustainable profits to the business.
It is through these profits that the staff can be trained and looked after so they continue to deliver effectively.
Management is about ensuring the staff has the appropriate training, resources and attitude to deliver on your customers’ needs
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On 07/12/11 1:49 PM, Susan Crawford wrote:
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Consistent, forward leadership <– an organization will not out-perform its leadership
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On 07/12/11 1:49 PM, Susan Crawford wrote:
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Consistent, forward leadership <– an organization will not out-perform its leadership
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On 07/12/11 5:09 PM, Kenneth Larson wrote:
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1. Knowing how much leadership to offer and how much to let the individuals grow on their own.

2. Striking the right balance between specific and generic guidance so the unique individual traits of the workers come through in the business model and solutions to problems, system design and success of the firm are derived from the people running the enterprise and not from the leader.

3. Managing constructively by fostering an environment respectful of all points of view but driving to fulfilling progressive objectives as a first priority and blend differences of opinion decisively.

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On 07/12/11 5:52 PM, Réna C. Ayeras wrote:
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Acknowledging that your roles and responsibilities have changed, and that accountability comes with the authority.
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On 07/12/11 7:24 PM, Karen Portish wrote:
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Lead by example. "Walk the talk." Practice what you preach.

Links:
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_60.htm
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On 07/13/11 3:54 AM, Cristina Falcão wrote:
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I think it might depend according to the business nature. In my case, the most important ones are ; purchasing, stock planning, control over several issues I delegate to my team; team management; be the “voice in the background” assuring the team has all they need to work (medicine, especially); manage the healthcare unit we have; supervise accountancy; be in charge of all technology problems; preside and control the work done t the lab.
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On 07/13/11 6:34 AM, Dennis J Morgan wrote:
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1-Drive Sustainability – when you're capable of sustaining within your domain you will achieve accountability, knowledge, direction, communication, strategy, development, forward thinking, respect.

2-Steer Continuous Change – you achieve accountability, change, leadership, direction, knowledge, best practices, communication, strategy, development,fresh thinking, forward thinking, respect.

3-Manage Best Practices- you maintain and continuous improving on knowledge,accountability, change, leadership, direction, sustainability, communication, reliability, strategy,development,forward thinking, fresh thinking, respect.

With those 3 alone many management systems can steer to ensure all areas are met and client needs are met whether internal or external clients. Having a plan, working the plan, and changing the plan as the terrain changes in order to obtain the best flow is achievable will open all doors to success in management.
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On 07/13/11 6:50 AM, Steve DiMichele wrote:
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Leadership – Provide direction to their team
Accountability – financial and targets
Knowledge
Rapport
Strategy and implementation – KSI's
Network
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On 07/13/11 7:30 AM, Allen Laudenslager wrote:
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All business failures a management failures

Don’t believe me? Think about it this way;

All poor results can be traced to poorly motivated workers, poorly trained workers, poor tools/equipment and/or poor planning.

The manager’s job is to motivate, train, equip and plan. Whose fault is poor employee performance (employee motivation, training, equipment and planning)?

I repeat: “All business failures are management failures.”

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On 07/13/11 8:48 AM, Bob Kenney wrote:
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Heal the sick.
Raise the dead.
Cleanse the lepers.
Cast out demons.

That about sums it up.
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On 07/13/11 12:37 PM, Animesh Kumar Sai wrote:
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Managing oneself perfectly will automatically manage all functions of management. Hence I opine this is the one and only most important functions of management.
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On 07/14/11 4:49 PM, Palak Timbadiya wrote:
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Manage Men Tactfully.
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On 07/14/11 5:09 PM, Monique Kinerson wrote:
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Transparent communication with staff that allows them to feel part of the big picture and a functioning team member.

Everyone wants to be part of the bigger picture – so let them have a piece of the puzzle!

Links:
http://www.unitrain.com.au
http://www.mktraining.wordpress.com

Private Note:
Good luck Lalit.

Hope that helps.

Monique.
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On 07/14/11 5:33 PM, Nay Lin Maung wrote:
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relationship management
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