Mintzberg's Management Roles
Mintzberg’s Management Roles
Identifying the Roles Managers Play
Different roles fit together to make a manager.
As a manager, you probably fulfill many different roles every day.
For instance, as well as leading your team, you might find yourself resolving a conflict, negotiating new contracts, representing your department at a board meeting, or approving a request for a new computer system.
Put simply, you’re constantly switching roles as tasks, situations, and expectations change. Management expert and professor Henry Mintzberg recognized this, and he argued that there are ten primary roles or behaviours that can be used to categorize a manager’s different functions.