Six Main Responsibilities of a Manager

There are six main responsibilities of a manager, regardless of where they work or who works for them.

1. Hiring – a manager finds individuals that are suited to positions required to complete a job as part of a larger project. The individuals must have the required skills and commitment, or can be coached or trained to succeed in the role.

2. Communicating – with employees. A manager needs to share the goals of the organization and company objectives so that employees know how their role fits into the bigger picture.

3. Planning - A manager needs to plan the works to ensure they are completed by the right people in the right time frame.

4. OrganizingManagers are responsible for ensuring that the right resources are put in the right roles to complete the job. This means deciding which employees do which tasks and means they also have to understand their teams strengths and weaknesses.

5. Training – If there are gaps in the skill level of your team, managers provide opportunities for training for development.

6. Monitoring - this involves monitoring each of your employees and ensuring they are succeeding in their tasks. Managers need to also be aware of the work load of their employees so that they are not bored or snowed under.

The New Manager's Handbook: 24 Lessons for Mastering Your New Role (McGraw-Hill Professional Education Series)

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