1. Who is
a Manager – participants write what they understand
A person responsible for supervising the use of an
to meet its goals.
Figure 1 Functions of managers
Plans- Decides what
should be done, when, who and the resources required
Title does not matter even if no one is
reporting to you.
Organises- creates a structure of working
relationships that enable teams and teams’ members to interact and cooperate to
achieve organizational goals. These include, ways of working, who authorizes
what, etc. H/she coordinates the use of organisations resources.
Leads- Articulates clearly the vision, goals
and values of an organisation or team. Leaders use power, persuasion, influence
and communications skills to achieve the desired goals.
Controls – Takes responsibility to see that
plans stay on course and takes responsibility for actions of the team.
What else can describe a
does a manager manage?
the type of resources that a manager manages
Figure 2 Enterprise resources
People- most valuable, delicate, complex and
Tangible Assets- vehicles, computers etc.
Intangible assets- Reputation, branding,
information, time etc.
are the roles of a manager
Figure 3 Roles of Managers
makes decisions from available options using available information.
Receives, interprets utilises and prepares and disseminates information for
decision making for self or others
Relations- Manager works with others for the two roles
is common with resources that a manager manages?
All have a value.
They are necessary for carrying out programs
They require money to acquire them.
is financial Management?