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Who is a Manager?
- Direct individuals and teams to get things done
- Develop employees and are responsible for the efforts of employees who report to them
Roles of Management
Planning- Set realistic goals (long and short term) and figure out ways to achieve them
Organizing- Assigning roles and tasks to complete goal
Directing- Inspire employees to do well and motivate them to achieve goals
Staffing- Selecting right people to become employees
Controlling- Measuring performance and making sure that goals are met
Depends on the manager's personality:
Autocratic: Takes control, no input from employees for decision making, fast process, low moral
Laissez-Faire: Leave employees alone to do their job. Used when employees are mature and have years of experience. Can become unmotivated and do not work well as a team
Democratic: Employees contribute to the decision making process. Encourages creativity and input. Employees are happier and this is usually the best leadership style
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