What are the Roles of a Manager?

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What are the Roles of a Manager?

Managers are a key part of every business, therefore, the various roles of a manager can be quite broad and include a lot of different tasks and responsibilities.

Ultimately, they are responsible for keeping the day-to-day operations running smoothly, and ensuring employees are able to carry out and perform their jobs.

In addition, managers take part in the compliance of occupational health and safety regulations, as well as setting priorities and office standards. Therefore, it is important for a company of any size to create this role. Without a manager, a company will find it hard to remain organised.

To help you understand more about the roles of a manager we have all you need to know below!

What tasks does a manager do?

The roles of a manager can be quite varied and differ between working in a large-scale business and a small-scale business.

To help you, we have broken down the roles of a manager and their basic functions for you:

What skills do you need to be a Manager?

Working as a manager will require a varied skillset to complete all aspects of their job. However, to be a good manager, you will not only need to know the theory behind business and management, but you will need the skills to apply it.

Therefore, the most important skills to master in order to be an effective manager are:

  • Leadership: Managers motivate and encourage employees as well as delegate tasks. They may also be required to resolve conflict when required. Therefore, this is key to ensure they carry out their role successfully.

  • Communication: When working in management you need to be able to communicate with other managers and staff. Additionally, managers are often the first point of contact for customers, clients and suppliers. Therefore, being able to communicate clearly is very important.

  • High attention to detail: As a manager, being able to monitor the performance of employees and the office budget, requires strong attention to detail to ensure they are carried out effectively. You need to be accurate with the budget to make sure nothing is miscalculated or left out, as well as analyse an employees performance to provide them with appropriate feedback.

  • Organisational skills: With the variety of tasks involved with being a manager, they will need to be able to multi-task, therefore, will need to have good organisation! This is very important so they don’t sacrifice the outcome of these tasks.

What can I earn as a Manager?

Working as a manager provides you with great earning potential!

Pay for Managers in Australia

How can I start a career in Management?

TalentMed is currently developing training and assessment resources in the Diploma of Business which qualifies you to work as an manager. However, we anticipate that we’ll launch a course in management in the first half of 2019. We will keep you updated for when this becomes available.

However, in the meantime, you can pursue a career as a practice manager! Our Diploma of Practice Management is designed to help provide you with the skills needed to advance or change your career in practice management. Also, we have qualified trainers available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until course completion. Built on numerous years of experience in training high quality practice managers, the Diploma of Practice Management helps you quickly gain the knowledge and skills you need to get a job and excel in the workforce. As a result, it allows you to be work-ready.

Overall, if you would like more information on how you can start your career as a practice manager, you can register for a free consultation with one of our Career Advisers below!

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About the Author:

Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

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