Management - Complexity of Managers

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Introduction 2
The Roles of Managers 2
The Complexity of the Managerial Role 4 Top Managers 4
Middle Managers 4
First line Managers 5
How Can Management Impact on an Organisations Performance 5
Management in the Small Business Sector 5
Management in the Large Business Sector 6
Conclusion 7
References 9
To manage can be defined in several ways however according to The Concise Oxford Dictionary Ninth Edition "To organise, regulate, be in charge of an organisation, team etc.; to succeed in achieving; to meet one 's needs with limited resources." Although the fundamentals of
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In large organisations there usually are a number of levels where management exists. However commonly there are three levels. These are top, middle and first line managers.
TOP MANAGERS Managing the whole organisation is performed by the top level managers. These top level managers include titles such as MD (managing director) or CEO (Chief Executive Officer). These types of managers establish the companies ' goals, mission statements, overall strategy and operating policies. There other major role is in the external environment where they represent the organisation at meetings and functions. The job is very much complex and varied. These managers also make decisions about the company such as building new facilities and plants, whether to enter or abandon different markets etc.
MIDDLE MANAGERS Middle management is probably consists of the largest group of managers in organisations. Some common titles include plant manager, operations manager, general manager and division head. The polices and plans developed by top level managers enable the middle managers to execute them. Recently, organisations have started to remove the amount of middle level managers to lower costs and eliminate staff which are not required for the organisation to grow. However, middle managers are still needed in order to bridge the gap between the first line manager and the top manager.

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