the role of the manager
what is management?
Peter Drucker ‘management is tasks. Management is a discipline. But management
is also people’.
McFarland defines management as ‘the process by which responsible persons in an
organization combine resources in achieving given ends’.
Therefore, management is needed to reach objectives, maintain a balance between
conflicting goals and to achieve efficiency and effectiveness.
Following from the above, an effective manager could be defined as ‘one who
achieves the results required by the organization in an efficient manner to motivate
In conclusion, management may be looked at from the point of view of:
• Function: what is responsible for directing & running of an org
• Process: the management of various activities and resources
• Discipline: management as a science and art
• Profession – occupational status providing a definite services after