Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

1355 Words Aug 31st, 2015 6 Pages
This essay involves the relevance of Henry Mintzberg’s managerial roles and how it is applicable in a managerial position. It will also include, the analysis of the effect organization size and workforce diversity has on a manager’s work. According to Daft (2003) management is defined as the attainment of organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational resources. A role is a set of expectations for a manager’s behavior (Daft, 2003). Henry Mintzberg is notorious for the formation of the ten managerial roles that make it possible for managers to accomplish organizational goals. These roles can be classified into three categories: Interpersonal, informational and decisional. This essay will focus mainly on the informational roles managers tend to conform to.
For this essay, the manager interviewed is Mr. A, the Chief Executive Officer of SB PLC, a commercial bank, which is a quoted public limited company licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. As CEO Mr. A is considered to be a top level manager, and therefore is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the bank. Among the most important responsibilities for top managers are communicating a shared vision for the organization, shaping corporate culture, and nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit that can help the company keep pace with rapid change (Daft, 2003). He has to ensure that the bank is run efficiently and…
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