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Model of Managerial dimensions

Executives use role status to facilitate interpersonal relationships with supervisors, subordinates, peers and individuals outside but connected with the organization.

Model of Managerial dimensions

 

Henry Mintzberg Role Dimensions

 

A role is an organized set of behaviours that are identified with a specific position.

 

Executives use role status to facilitate interpersonal relationships with supervisors, subordinates, peers and individuals outside but connected with the organization.

 

Thus the managers are playing different roles.

 

Interpersonal Roles

 

      Figurehead role- receiving important visitors

 

      Leader – motivates & encourages the subordinates

 

      Liaison role- The manager establishes and maintains a network of relationships with outside persons to bring information and favours to the organization.

 

Informational Roles

 

      Monitor - Seeks and receives information to obtain thorough understanding of organization and environment.

 

      Disseminator role - The manager must transmit the information received from outsiders or insiders to other organization members.

 

      Spokes person - Information about the organization must be transmitted to outsiders

 

Decisional Roles

 

      Disturbance handler role - to take corrective actions needed to resolve important and unexpected disturbances.

 

      Resource allocator role - The manager allocates the monetary and non-monetary resources of the organization.

 

      Specific activities include developing and monitoring budgets, forecasting future resource needs and problems in acquiring them

 

 

      Negotiator role - The manager frequently must negotiate with outsiders in matters affecting the organization.


 

 


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