Types of managers

In any organisation, a variety of functions are carried out in order to do business.   In larger organisations we have different types of managers who are responsible for different areas.  For example you may have an Human Resources manager who is responsible for planning, organizing, activation and control specific to the companies manpower needs.

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The importance of management

Managers have the responsibility to take actions that make it possible for people to do their best and achieve group goals.  Individuals usually have their own personal goals they pursue while working in a group.  Managers must take note of these individual goals and lead the team in such a way that individuals can meet their own personal goals.  That way, individuals will be more willing and enthusiastic to contribute towards the achievement of group goals.

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Origin and development of Management

From the earliest recorded history, people joined forces to achieve common goals, especially when they could accomplish together what they couldn’t accomplish by themselves.  To get people with different personalities and skills to work together, there must coordination of their activities.  This was management in it’s simplest form.  As communities developed and groups became larger, the role of coordinator became more important and more complex.

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