A number of different terms are used for “manager”, including “director”, “administrator”, “president”. We can say that the term “manager” is used more often in profit-making organizations and the others are used more widely in government and non-profit organizations such as universities, hospitals and social work agencies.
What is a manager?
A manager is a person who directly supervises people in an organization. He helps them to take decisions, he takes responsibilities, he appoints the directors of the departments and directs personal relationships.
Managing is a hard job. There is always some uncertainty in it and risk. There is a lot to be done and as a rule very little time to do it. The engineer can finish a design on a particular day, and the economist can accomplish the financial part of the plan at a certain time, but the manager’s work never stops. He is always busy if he wants his firm to make a success, to find some new methods and new spheres of production and not to waste time by just sitting and watching what others do and waiting when the time comes.
Here are some rules for the Manager. Do you agree with all of them?
- Try to look very important.
- Try to meet as many important in business people as possible.
- Speak with authority.
- Always keep the office door closed. This makes it look as if you are always at an important conference.