What is my role as a manager?

Written on: 18 July 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

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[employers]

Being a manager can be daunting but here at Baltic we think that there are 10 main responsibilities for a manager. If you are doing these then you are doing an excellent job already!

  1. Daily operations

This is your most important role as you need to make sure that your department/ employees are functioning within their everyday tasks.

  1. Staffing

As a manager will be required to interview, hire and train new staff. This is so your department grows and you can then delegate tasks on to specific people regarding their strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Set goals

You will need to set both long and short term goals for your department. This will then motivate all of your staff to accomplish all tasks and progress the work flow within your department.

  1. Liaising

Although you will typically be overseeing others work. You also need to have meetings with your boss and other departments to give updates on performances and objectives within your team.

  1. Delegation

Have confidence in your employees and delegate tasks to the correct staff members. If you start to delegate your tasks you will then have a faster work flow rather than you trying to accomplish everything.

  1. Motivate

Your work environment will thrive if you motivate your staff through your positive attitude. You are the role model for your employees - if you are motivated then you will inspire others within your team to be the same.

  1. Evaluation

To make sure work is always satisfactory you need to evaluate data and your employee’s performance. You can then have meetings with your different employees to talk about progress on their performance and see if they are having issues with their work load.

  1. Organisation

Being organised is key for yourself and your staff. Make sure everyone is aware of their tasks and deadlines.

  1. Manage resources

This can be a huge weight on a manager’s shoulders, but you need to make sure that your employees have the resources which they need. Don’t let you team over spend or waste their resources.

  1. Self-development

It can be hard trying to develop your whole team as well as yourself. You have to remember that you are a role model for your employees so if they can see that you are being successful they will strive to be the same.

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