(Why) Do we Need Managers?

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(Why) Do we Need Managers?
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
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?...Sign up

Managers are Needed
MARTIN, Turnaround Manager, Kenya, Member
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 esse...Sign up

Why We Need Managers
Niranjan Chatterjee, Researcher, India, Member
Managers are not there to get involved hands-on in the processes of an organization.
They are there to coordinate and lead without which any orga...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers??
Deepesh Kaveeshwar, Manager, India, Member
Manager are role models.
They can lead as well as manage the task with the help of growing trends in management education. Now especially in Ind...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
I think you need to read the whole statement - specialist are needed and we need those that can lead, but they need not be managers, managers need to ...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers?
gloria edem kuetsinyah, Ghana, Member
We need managers so that organizations can meet it goals and objectives. Without a leader a team cannot be productive enough....Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
Nitin Thakur, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Your raise a very valid point, something as someone who moved from an engineering (specialist as yo...Sign up

Why Managers are Needed
Margaret Kilonzo, Manager, Kenya, Member
We need managers to give direction if people are not led there would be total chaos.
Imagine everyone doing want they want or think is right. It ...Sign up

Specialists versus Managers
MARTIN, Turnaround Manager, Kenya, Member
@Nitin Thakur: I note your perspective in regard to specialists and managers, you will note that in the pyramid for...Sign up

Of Course we Need Managers
Olumide Oni, Manager, Nigeria, Member
We cannot underestimate the importance and role of managers in organisational processes. They are no doubt an expensive layer, however, they are also ...Sign up

We Need Managers
Tengue Felix, Student (University), Ghana, Member
@Olumide Oni : Sister, you are right, without managers organizational goals and objectives would not be realised, t...Sign up

Yes do we Need Managers... and Specialists
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
Well we do need leaders and someone or a team who sees the big picture, who has the broad perspective, to allow specialists to do great work.
Man...Sign up

Fayols Management Roles
Phillip Baka, Student (MBA), South Africa, Member
Yes as Fayol said we need managers to plan, organise, command, coordinate and control the organisation. ...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers?
pinar Basaran, Turkey, Member
I agree that we need managers in order to plan, organise, coordinate and control the organisation but I think "command" has become a wrong word in mod...Sign up

Should we Reduce the Role of Managers?
Amar Deep Seetohul, Manager, Mauritius, Member
@Martin: We need managers to fulfil the pivotal role required in any organisation. Their linking (coordination) bet...Sign up

Reduce Hierarchy - Not the Role of Managers
pinar Basaran, Turkey, Member
We should reduce hierarchy instead of reducing the role of managers....Sign up

We Need Leader as Manager... not Just a Manager
Ajay Nagariya, India, Member
We need managers who can lead a team by example, assist team members to grow their individual contribution, and work as catalyst to increase team effi...Sign up

Reducing Hierarchy
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
@Pinar Basaran : That is so true and with that the non value adding bureaucracy which reduces initiative and creati...Sign up

(Why) Do we Need Managers?
Daniel Griffith, Teacher, United States, Member
I think there needs to be an understanding on this issue that there is a difference between leaders and managers. A leader, to me, is a specialist wit...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
@Daniel Griffith: I like what you added, and yes in my mind the leader is from the team and may step down after a p...Sign up

Manager Have a Brokering and Facilitating Role
Dali Horeshka, Business Consultant, Albania, Member
@Daniel Griffith: You are right. That is the role of managers: brokering and facilitating. While the role of manage...Sign up

Leaders and Managers
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
I am not sure we should be separating the role of leaders and managers. In one organization where I worked we asked all managers to be leaders. It see...Sign up

Leaders or Managers?
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
David, you are of course right, leaders are not separate from managers they have overlapping roles, and this should be recalled in our governance mode...Sign up

Why we Need Managers... Who else would Manage Otherwise?!
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
One reason: they are the one's who achieve goals, retain costumers and employees.
As for managers or leaders, you can be one and not the other, o...Sign up

When Managers are not Needed
Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico, Member
Managers are not needed if you work in a high culture organization, where everybody has the right training and the goals are clear. You can reduce a l...Sign up

It Depends on Employees
Divyani bhansali, Student (University), India, Member
If everyone can manage themselves properly, then there would be a low need for managers. If really the employees need supervisions and guidance, then ...Sign up

Oh Yes. We Need Managers!!!!
Biju T A, Professor, India, Member
Have you ever noticed the difference between laser and ordinary light? The laser is well arranged with synchronised movements of photons and this stru...Sign up

When we Still Need Managers
Egessa, Accountant, Uganda, Member
To win in the a new world, organisations need inspirational leaders, not just managers. With the growth of technology in each and every processes of p...Sign up

Managers versus Leaders do we Need Them
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
Think about the manager as the facilitator, the steward who makes the details work, (s)he looks after the daily stuff people need.
While <...Sign up

Difference between Managers and Leaders is Outdated
Biju T A, Professor, India, Member
@Santiago: it is matter of what we believe and what we are... The managers are leaders and please donít find any di...Sign up

Outdated Arguments?!
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
Hi everyone, in fact, managers should be leaders, but they may be not...
As said before, a leader is someone who has followers, and there are ma...Sign up

Leaders and Managers - There is no Difference!
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
@Biju T A: thank you. I agree that a leader needs to be a manager and a manager needs to be a leader. Many innovati...Sign up

Why we Need Managers
Elisha Simon, HR Consultant, Nigeria, Member
@Santiago: in answering this question, we need to know what a manager is. A manager, simply put, is a person who - ...Sign up

Do we Need Managers?
Jorge Garrido, Director, Mexico, Member
Leaders are normally needed, but if you train your organization like a real team you can make it work as an independent, autonomous team, where people...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
Edna Rotich, Kenya, Member
A story is being told of two rowing teams:
- Team A had one manager and six rowers
- Team B, had six managers and one rower.
Obviously ...Sign up

How do we Combine the Qualities of both the Specialists and the Managers?
Tebogo Lebodi
@Santiago: I agree we see most specialists undervalued to a point where they have to opt for management positions i...Sign up

Specialist versus Managers
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola, Member
@Tebogo Lebodi: great questions Tebogo.
1. We need to train managers to be stewards and facilitators and under...Sign up

Managers May Cost too Much Comparing Their Productivity
Elarbi oussama
I totaly agree. Thank you.
Just look at the gap of the salary between a manager in a company and the simple employee. Now compare their producti...Sign up

Specialists, Leaders and Managers - what a Mess
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
Hi Everyone, this discussion turned into a "mess". We started discussing "no need for managers" and it should have stopped there. Managers are needed,...Sign up

Why we Need Managers
halima Sheikh, Kenya, Member
@Santiago: We need managers in an organization because employees need some direction, organizing and a basic sense ...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
irawan sugito, HR Consultant, Indonesia, Member
What we need today is leaders, not managers. Too many managers did not do their roles e.g. managing, developing, evaluating people and their contribut...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
vasumathi, Management Consultant, Zambia, Member
All managers are not leaders, you can't teach leadership, it's something an individual should possess. We need sensible managers who have the capabili...Sign up

Principles of Management - Fayol
Amar Deep Seetohul, Manager, Mauritius, Member
A manager should lead in a way that the people led do not even notice they are being led... He should form part of the team both officially and on a p...Sign up

Why do we Need Managers
Popovic Zeljko, Manager, Slovenia, Premium Member
There is a difference between a ''real'' manager and the leader. The question is reasonable, if we have both of them in company but we can not recogni...Sign up

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