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A manager is a person who manages or is in charge of something. Managers can control departments in companies, or guide the people who work for them. Managers must often make decisions about things.An individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company. A manager often has a staff of people who report to him or her. As an example, a restaurant will often have a front-of-house manager who helps the patrons, and supervises the hosts; or a specific office project can have a manager, known simply as the project manager. Certain departments within a company designate their managers to be line managers, while others are known as staff managers, depending upon the function of the department.

The Work of the Manager: Have you ever witnessed the "plate spinner" at the circus? This is the individual who places a breakable dinner plate on a stick and starts it spinning. The entertainer repeats this task a dozen or more times, and then runs around and striving to keep all of the plates spinning without letting any crash to the floor. On many occasions, the role of manager feels a great deal like this "plate spinner." The manager’s functions are many and varied, including:

  • Hiring and staffing.
  • Training new employees.
  • Coaching and developing existing employees.
  • Dealing with performance problems and terminations.
  • Supporting problem resolution and decision-making.
  • Conducting timely performance evaluations.
  • Translating corporate goals into functional and individual goals.
  • Monitoring performance and initiating action to strengthen results.
  • Monitoring and controlling expenses and budgets.
  • Tracking and reporting scorecard results to senior management.
  • Planning and goal-setting for future periods.

The daily work of the manager is filled with one-on-one or group interactions focused on operations. Many managers use early mornings or later evenings to complete their reports, catch-up on e-mail and update their task lists.

There is never a dull moment much less time for quiet contemplation in the lives of most managers.

According to Nishant Chhetri ,<ref>student , nepal , managers must be able to do:

  1. planning
  2. organizing
  3. leading
  4. co-ordinating
  5. controlling

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Nishant Chhetri