Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

By: Sam Decorah and David Westrich

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Interpersonal Roles

-Figurehead

Perform social duties representing the company. Duties include: greeting visitors, speaking at events, and representing the company.

-Leader

Motivate and encourage employees to accomplish tasks.

-Liaison

Deal with people outside of their units. An example would be speaking and working with other companies.

Informational Roles

-Monitor

Obtain information by seeking it in and outside of the workplace environment. Also, gain information by staying plugged in to news sources.

-Disseminator

Share collected information with others in the company .

-Spokesperson

Share information with others not in the department or company.

Decisional Roles

-Entrepreneur

Adapt themselves and the people in their companies to change.

-Disturbance Handler

Respond to problems that demand immediate solutions.

-Resource Allocator

Decide who gets what resources and how much of the resource they get.

-Negotiator

Negotiate everything from schedules to projects to working conditions to employee raises.