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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola

(Why) Do we Need Managers?

Why do we need managers? They are a layer of cost and add no real value, so why do we have them? Most specialists left their field to be managers and usually hate it and perform at lower levels than in their previous roles.
What if we reduced managers to stewards and facilitators and paid them like other specialists - would this help?
 

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MARTIN
Turnaround Manager, Kenya
 

Managers are Needed

I read your comment on managers with a lot of consternation. The truth is that we need managers who also double up as leaders in their roles. The essence is that managers help units pull in one direction using the corresponding communication channels. Managers also enhance the spirit of responsibility and shorten the required time in delivery.
Take the situation in Africa for instance. We have plenty of resources, but we lack prudent managers in the name of leaders. Hence the continued under utilisation and proliferation of poverty.
A case in point is Nigeria with massive oil resources, but not fully utilised to create capital and avert biting poverty.

 
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Niranjan Chatterjee, India
 

Why We Need Managers

Managers are not there to get involved hands-on in the processes of an organization. They are there... Sign up

 
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Deepesh Kaveeshwar
Manager, India
 

Why do we Need Managers??

Manager are role models. They can lead as well as manage the task with the help of growing trends ... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Why do we Need Managers

I think you need to read the whole statement - specialist are needed and we need those that can lead... Sign up

 
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gloria edem kuetsinyah
Ghana
 

Why do we Need Managers?

We need managers so that organizations can meet it goals and objectives. Without a leader a team can... Sign up

 
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Nitin Thakur
Manager, United Kingdom
 

Why do we Need Managers

@Santiago: Your raise a very valid point, something as someone who moved from an engineering (speci... Sign up

 
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Margaret Kilonzo
Manager, Kenya
 

Why Managers are Needed

We need managers to give direction if people are not led there would be total chaos. Imagine everyo... Sign up

 
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MARTIN
Turnaround Manager, Kenya
 

Specialists versus Managers

@Nitin Thakur: I note your perspective in regard to specialists and managers, you will note that in ... Sign up

 
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Olumide Oni
Manager, Nigeria
 

Of Course we Need Managers

We cannot underestimate the importance and role of managers in organisational processes. They are no... Sign up

 
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Tengue Felix, Ghana
 

We Need Managers

@Olumide Oni : Sister, you are right, without managers organizational goals and objectives would not... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Yes do we Need Managers... and Specialists

Well we do need leaders and someone or a team who sees the big picture, who has the broad perspectiv... Sign up

 
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Phillip Baka
Student (MBA), South Africa
 

Fayols Management Roles

Yes as Fayol said we need managers to plan, organise, command, coordinate and control the organisati... Sign up

 
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pinar Basaran
Turkey
 

Why do we Need Managers?

I agree that we need managers in order to plan, organise, coordinate and control the organisation bu... Sign up

 
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Amar Deep Seetohul
Manager, Mauritius
 

Should we Reduce the Role of Managers?

@Martin: We need managers to fulfil the pivotal role required in any organisation. Their linking (co... Sign up

 
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pinar Basaran
Turkey
 

Reduce Hierarchy - Not the Role of Managers

We should reduce hierarchy instead of reducing the role of managers.... Sign up

 
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Ajay Nagariya
India
 

We Need Leader as Manager... not Just a Manager

We need managers who can lead a team by example, assist team members to grow their individual contri... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Reducing Hierarchy

@Pinar Basaran : That is so true and with that the non value adding bureaucracy which reduces initia... Sign up

 
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Daniel Griffith
Teacher, United States
 

(Why) Do we Need Managers?

I think there needs to be an understanding on this issue that there is a difference between leaders ... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Why do we Need Managers

@Daniel Griffith: I like what you added, and yes in my mind the leader is from the team and may step... Sign up

 
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Dali Horeshka
Business Consultant, Albania
 

Manager Have a Brokering and Facilitating Role

@Daniel Griffith: You are right. That is the role of managers: brokering and facilitating. While the... Sign up

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Leaders and Managers

I am not sure we should be separating the role of leaders and managers. In one organization where I ... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Leaders or Managers?

David, you are of course right, leaders are not separate from managers they have overlapping roles, ... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Why we Need Managers... Who else would Manage Otherwise?!

One reason: they are the one's who achieve goals, retain costumers and employees. As for managers o... Sign up

 
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Jorge Garrido, Mexico
 

When Managers are not Needed

Managers are not needed if you work in a high culture organization, where everybody has the right tr... Sign up

 
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Divyani bhansali, India
 

It Depends on Employees

If everyone can manage themselves properly, then there would be a low need for managers. If really t... Sign up

 
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Biju T A
Professor, India
 

Oh Yes. We Need Managers!!!!

Have you ever noticed the difference between laser and ordinary light? The laser is well arranged wi... Sign up

 
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Egessa
Accountant, Uganda
 

When we Still Need Managers

To win in the a new world, organisations need inspirational leaders, not just managers. With the gro... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Managers versus Leaders do we Need Them

Think about the manager as the facilitator, the steward who makes the details work, (s)he looks afte... Sign up

 
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Biju T A
Professor, India
 

Difference between Managers and Leaders is Outdated

@Santiago: it is matter of what we believe and what we are... The managers are leaders and please do... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Outdated Arguments?!

Hi everyone, in fact, managers should be leaders, but they may be not... As said before, a leader ... Sign up

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Leaders and Managers - There is no Difference!

@Biju T A: thank you. I agree that a leader needs to be a manager and a manager needs to be a leader... Sign up

 
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Elisha Simon
HR Consultant, Nigeria
 

Why we Need Managers

@Santiago: in answering this question, we need to know what a manager is. A manager, simply put, is ... Sign up

 
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Jorge Garrido, Mexico
 

Do we Need Managers?

Leaders are normally needed, but if you train your organization like a real team you can make it wor... Sign up

 
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Edna Rotich
Kenya
 

Why do we Need Managers

A story is being told of two rowing teams: - Team A had one manager and six rowers - Team B, had s... Sign up

 
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Tebogo Lebodi, South Africa
 

How do we Combine the Qualities of both the Specialists and the Managers?

@Santiago: I agree we see most specialists undervalued to a point where they have to opt for managem... Sign up

 
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santiago
HR Consultant, Angola
 

Specialist versus Managers

@Tebogo Lebodi: great questions Tebogo. 1. We need to train managers to be stewards and facilitator... Sign up

 
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Elarbi oussama, Belgium
 

Managers May Cost too Much Comparing Their Productivity

I totaly agree. Thank you. Just look at the gap of the salary between a manager in a company and th... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Specialists, Leaders and Managers - what a Mess

Hi Everyone, this discussion turned into a "mess". We started discussing "no need for managers" and ... Sign up

 
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halima Sheikh, Kenya
 

Why we Need Managers

@Santiago: We need managers in an organization because employees need some direction, organizing and... Sign up

 
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irawan sugito
HR Consultant, Indonesia
 

Why do we Need Managers

What we need today is leaders, not managers. Too many managers did not do their roles e.g. managing,... Sign up

 
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vasumathi, Zambia
 

Why do we Need Managers

All managers are not leaders, you can't teach leadership, it's something an individual should posses... Sign up

 
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Amar Deep Seetohul
Manager, Mauritius
 

Principles of Management - Fayol

A manager should lead in a way that the people led do not even notice they are being led... He shoul... Sign up

 
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Popovic Zeljko, Slovenia
 

Why do we Need Managers

There is a difference between a ''real'' manager and the leader. The question is reasonable, if we h... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

No Organizations that do not Need Management

I thought about the topic: "Are there any organizations that do NOT need management?" Well, I think... Sign up

 
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Tendekai Dzinamarira
Manager, Zimbabwe
 

Companies Without Management

@Molokanova: There are myths surrounding organizations without management. It's a good idea if we ex... Sign up

 
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Mrs. Sayran Ghafuri,Kittani
Coach, Iraq
 

The Role of Managers Cannot be Ignored

Managers cannot be dispensed with, but competent managers must be selected. And when you find a larg... Sign up

 
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Suresh P Raghupathy
Director, India
 

Need a Manager?

Just imagine an hour at 9AM without a traffic management system nor a traffic junction police.That h... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Managers are Needed More than Ever But they Need to Adapt

The required role of managers has changed a lot over the last 3 decades, due to process reengineerin... Sign up

 

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Discussion Topics
topic Are Fayol's 14 Management Principles Still Relevant Today?
topic What is Management? Art, Science, ?
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topic Management Requires Patience
topic How to Remember the 14 Principles by Fayol?
topic Best Ever Developed on Management
topic The 10 Principles of Urwick
topic Managers versus Leaders
topic Risks in Fayol's 14 Principles of Management
topic Evolution of Management
topic Good and Bad Managers...
topic POLICE Acronym in Management
topic Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?
topic Need for Employees' Welfare in the Principles
topic Managers: Born or Made?
topic Fayol's 5 Management Roles (Functions)
topic Add #15 Principle: Conformity to the Basic Origin
topic What is Prevoyance? Explanation
topic Difficulties to Apply 14 Principles of Henri Fayol
topic #14. Team Spirit / Esprit de Corps-principle (Fayol)
topic Is Management an Inexact Science?
topic Organizational Efficiency or Effectiveness?
topic Which of Fayol's 14 Principles is Most Important?
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topic Manager in Conflict with Top Management...
topic Difference between Adminstration and Management
topic #6. Subordination of Individual Interest-principle (Fayol)
topic Abuse of Delegation | Misuse of Delegating
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topic A Good Organization Run by Monkeys
topic Exactly Where are the 14 Principles of Fayol Located?
topic Management Mantras
topic The Power of an Ownership Attitude among Employees
topic Are Fayol's Principles of Management also applicable to non-profit organizations?
topic Books by Henri Fayol on Management
🔥 Using Fayol's Principles of Management as a Checklist
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