10 Henry Mintzberg managerial roles
: As a manager, you have social, ceremonial and legal responsibilities. You're expected to be a source of inspiration.
: This is where you provide leadership for your team, your department or perhaps your entire organization.
Managers must communicate with internal and external contacts. You need to be able to network effectively on behalf of your organization.
: In this role, you regularly seek out information related to your organization and industry, looking for relevant changes in the environment.
This is where you communicate potentially useful information to your colleagues and your team
: Managers represent and speak for their organization. In this role, you’re responsible for transmitting information about your organization.
: As a manager, you create and control change within the organization. This means solving problems, generating new ideas, and implementing them.
: When an organization or team hits an unexpected roadblock, it's the manager who must take charge.
: You’ll also need to determine where organizational resources are best applied. This involves allocating funding.
You may be needed to take part in, and direct, important negotiations within your team, department, or organization.