Managers at various levels of the organisation still performs the same general management functions and activities even though they manage different disciplines on various levels in the organisation such as supervisor, middle manager and senior manager.
However, the time managers spend on each management function varies from one level to the next.
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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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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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My retired father wrote a training manual for managers many years ago. He worked in HR for most of his adult life. The company he wrote the manual for no longer exists and my dad gave me permission to use his manual in my posts. I had to translate, break down and make it less formal so that it is suitable for a blog. I hope the essence is still the same.
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