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santiago, HR Consultant, Angola
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? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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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.

  Niranjan Chatterjee

Why We Need Managers

Managers are not there to get involved hands-on in (...)

  Deepesh Kaveeshwar, Manager, India

Why do we Need Managers??

Manager are role models. They can lead as well a (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Why do we Need Managers

I think you need to read the whole statement - spe (...)

  gloria edem kuetsinyah, Ghana

Why do we Need Managers?

We need managers so that organizations can meet it (...)

  Nitin Thakur, Manager, United Kingdom

Why do we Need Managers

@: Your raise a very valid point, something as so (...)

  Margaret Kilonzo, Manager, Kenya

Why Managers are Needed

We need managers to give direction if people are n (...)

  MARTIN, Turnaround Manager, Kenya

Specialists versus Managers

@: I note your perspective in regard to specialist (...)

  Olumide Oni, Manager, Nigeria

Of Course we Need Managers

We cannot underestimate the importance and role of (...)

  Tengue Felix

We Need Managers

@ : Sister, you are right, without managers organi (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Yes do we Need Managers... and Specialists

Well we do need leaders and someone or a team who (...)

  Phillip Baka, Student (MBA), South Africa

Fayols Management Roles

Yes as Fayol said we need managers to plan, organi (...)

  pinar Basaran, Turkey

Why do we Need Managers?

I agree that we need managers in order to plan, or (...)

  Amar Deep Seetohul, Manager, Mauritius

Should we Reduce the Role of Managers?

@: We need managers to fulfil the pivotal role req (...)

  pinar Basaran, Turkey

Reduce Hierarchy - Not the Role of Managers

We should reduce hierarchy instead of reducing the (...)

  Ajay Nagariya, India

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

We need managers who can lead a team by example, a (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Reducing Hierarchy

@ : That is so true and with that the non value ad (...)

  Daniel Griffith, Teacher, United States

(Why) Do we Need Managers?

I think there needs to be an understanding on this (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Why do we Need Managers

@: I like what you added, and yes in my mind the l (...)

  Dali Horeshka, Business Consultant, Albania

Manager Have a Brokering and Facilitating Role

@: You are right. That is the role of managers: br (...)

  David Wilson, Manager, Canada

Leaders and Managers

I am not sure we should be separating the role of (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Leaders or Managers?

David, you are of course right, leaders are not se (...)

  Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal

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

One reason: they are the one's who achieve goals, (...)

  Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico

When Managers are not Needed

Managers are not needed if you work in a high cult (...)

  Divyani bhansali, Student (University), India

It Depends on Employees

If everyone can manage themselves properly, then t (...)

  Biju T A, Professor, India

Oh Yes. We Need Managers!!!!

Have you ever noticed the difference between laser (...)

  Egessa, Accountant, Uganda

When we Still Need Managers

To win in the a new world, organisations need insp (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Managers versus Leaders do we Need Them

Think about the manager as the facilitator, the st (...)

  Biju T A, Professor, India

Difference between Managers and Leaders is Outdated

@: it is matter of what we believe and what we are (...)

  Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal

Outdated Arguments?!

Hi everyone, in fact, managers should be leaders, (...)

  David Wilson, Manager, Canada

Leaders and Managers - There is no Difference!

@: thank you. I agree that a leader needs to be a (...)

  Elisha Simon, HR Consultant, Nigeria

Why we Need Managers

@: in answering this question, we need to know wha (...)

  Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico

Do we Need Managers?

Leaders are normally needed, but if you train your (...)

  Edna Rotich, Kenya

Why do we Need Managers

A story is being told of two rowing teams: - Team (...)

  Tebogo Lebodi

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

@: I agree we see most specialists undervalued to (...)

  santiago, HR Consultant, Angola

Specialist versus Managers

@: great questions Tebogo. 1. We need to train ma (...)

  Elarbi oussama

Managers May Cost too Much Comparing Their Productivity

I totaly agree. Thank you. Just look at the gap o (...)

  Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal

Specialists, Leaders and Managers - what a Mess

Hi Everyone, this discussion turned into a "mess". (...)

  halima Sheikh, Kenya

Why we Need Managers

@: We need managers in an organization because emp (...)

  irawan sugito, HR Consultant, Indonesia

Why do we Need Managers

What we need today is leaders, not managers. Too m (...)

  vasumathi, Management Consultant, Zambia

Why do we Need Managers

All managers are not leaders, you can't teach lead (...)

  Amar Deep Seetohul, Manager, Mauritius

Principles of Management - Fayol

A manager should lead in a way that the people led (...)

  Popovic Zeljko, Manager, Slovenia

Why do we Need Managers

There is a difference between a ''real'' manager a (...)

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