Tasks and Responsibilities of Professional Managers

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Role of Managers in Professional Management

Professional management involves the administration of an organization in a well-reasoned way. A professional manager must not possess only professional skills, but technical and administrative skills as well. If a professional manager has long experience of business affair management, it acts as an added advantage for successful professional management. The task of a professional manager is to ensure employee success and in turn, the success of the organization as a whole. Efficient teamwork and motivating the workforce are among the number of management tasks a manager needs to perform.

What are the Professional Manager Roles and Responsibilities?

A professional manager has quite a lot of tasks. Expertise in management tasks makes them an inevitable part of an organization. The must-have skills for professional managers to perform their manager responsibilities are excellent communication skill, ability to make decisions, leading from the front if needed, an efficient delegation of jobs, supervision, performance analysis and implementation of strategies. Also, people skills and conceptual skills are equally important. Armed with these skills, the management roles and responsibilities are performed duly. So, what are the manager responsibilities? They are listed below:

1. Growth Management

One of the most important manager roles and responsibilities is to monitor and manage organizational growth closely. They must identify the internal and external opportunities and threats to ensure the company survives competition in the market. Recruitment policy, identifying the correct technology to implement, economic conditions, existing governmental policies etc. are the main regulating factors that they should be aware of and deal with efficiently. 

2. Set Goals

The organization must perform in the direction of achieving the organizational goals and for that, clear vision and mission should be spread out. This is one of the most important manager responsibilities. This particular task must be performed by the manager himself while he can certainly allocate it to others also. With proper goals in place, employees know what they are working for. 

3. Ensure Efficiency

The duties and responsibilities of a manager include ensuring that the business performance and the employee activities are efficient to the extent that the organization itself retains its efficiency. It is one of the management responsibilities to monitor the use of resources so that the least amount of wastes are created. Once achieved, this extent of efficiency is to be maintained throughout. 

4. Leading the Employees

It is always among the duties and responsibilities of a manager to be a leader and a manager at the same time. One of the most looked-out characteristics of a professional manager is leadership qualities which determines how well the team under the manager performs. The manager needs to motivate and inspire the employees so that they work wholeheartedly to achieve the goals. It is these characteristics of a professional manager that the employees learn from, work with and perform so well that the organization’s performance is unmatched. 

5. Coming Up with Innovative Ideas

Every organization, to sustain in the competitive world, needs to implement innovative ideas. The manager needs to bring out innovative solutions to problems also. 

6. Change Management

Other manager functions and responsibilities include monitoring the changing trends in demands and implementing policies to meet them acting as the agent of change. This must be a smooth process and the change management of the company should be an uneventful incident. 

7. Ability to Handle Competition 

Every organization performs in a competitive market. It is within the ambit of manager functions and responsibilities to understand the competitive trends and work in a manner accordingly so that the concerned organization can lead the competition. Also, he must be open to competition from others in a healthy manner. 

The performance of a manager determines how the employees will perform and that, in turn, specifies the performance of the organization. Thus, in other words, the success of a company is dependent on professional managers to a great extent.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is Professional Management?

It is that aspect of management where the managers need to possess expertise in managing business activities. In professional management, one needs to think rationally, analyse the situation and take decisions accordingly. It is a systematic approach that also controls the administration of an organization and ensures its efficiency. This department maintains communication with other sub-departments and takes an active part in the decision making process. It is the professional management and the managers whose performance determines how the organization performs and whether it will be a success or a failure.

2. Why Does a Professional Manager Need Technical Skills?

With the advancement of time and technology,  the IT sector is also improving. The professional managers have to choose from a wide array of IT processes and solutions. In case they do not possess the required technical skills, they cannot place which process would be the perfect one for the company or the firm. Only the best and the most suitable technology should be chosen and to determine that, one needs improved technical skills. This would include making the right choice regarding communication system, choice of software, network system etc.

3. Are the Managers’ Responsibilities Towards Employees Only?

This is a very wrong idea that all the managers need to manage and tackle are the employees only. On the contrary, they need to perform similar roles and responsibilities towards the employers and shareholders. Customers are also their equal responsibility. From the suppliers to the retailers, all are the responsibility of the professional manager. So, they have to be an all-in-one in an organization while performing their role as a professional manager.