The Role of a Manager in an Organization

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Successful organizations recognize the need for diversity when crafting a team to work on a particular project (Mitchelle, Boyle, Parker, Giles, Chiang and Joyce 2015, p. 218). The need for a team is usually to get diverse views and opinions on an issue at hand and come up with the best alternative courses of action at a faster rate. As such, unity of purpose, clear and challenging performance goals, self-consciousness, positive criticism and a participatory environment are the attributes and conditions that should define a successful team (McGough 2013, p. 9; Gibson and Fernandez 2018, p. 3) .

It is not possible to actualize on the objectives of the team if the members do not appreciate the role of individual members. With this observation, working at a managerial level in an organization befits my personal and professional skills. I can easily adopt to changes and work in a challenging environment given the manner in which I succeeded I managing my finance role by producing results beyond expectations.

Notably, a team presents individuals with varying degree of experience and needs and as such, it is important to have self control and accept criticism as an opportunity to build oneself (Fischer and Friedman 2015, p. 3; Gabriel 2015, p. 320). For a career in management, employers are interested in a candidate that seeks positive aspects of a comment or situation rather than being emotional and personal (Gao, He and Wu 2016, p. 7).

 Irrespective of the position of an employee, respect and appreciation is critical for a more engaging and productive group project (Muenjohn and Armstrong 2015, p. 2; Pedler and Boydel 2007, p. 4). Steve Jobs for example stood out by applying transformational leadership such that workers at different levels of the company had the ability to generate ideas for strategy making and participate in decision-making process.

From the word go, a team that is poised for success should have a clearly stipulated mission statement (Boydell and Leary 1999, p. 11). The members should understand the purpose the project and the expectations at an individual and organizational level. When the goal is clear, the resulting opinions and ideas generated by the members on the way forward are direct and specific to the problem (Bolton 2018, 3). The most successful organizations and departmental units have a vision that is embedded within the structure and culture of the firm (Archibald 2017, p. 6).

For example, the vision of Apple is always to design the best operational computers in the world. As such, the team responsible for strategic management and innovation is usually focused on the emerging needs of customers to match them with market conditions and come up with a differentiated product. Given that each member of the team is aware of the company’s vision, their research, interactions, and development programs are focused towards the development of unique and value-added products.

To stand out in employment, I will ensure that my team is aware of the mission of the department/organization during the induction process. The individual skills and experience of the employees will then be matched with the needs of the unit such that each person focuses on an area he or she is expertise in (Beard and Wilson 2013, p.2) . With such an arrangement, it will be possible to transform match the available resources with the objectives of my team so that all members are comfortable and perform to their full capacity for effective results.

The manager in charge of the team and the individual members should be self-conscious for the group to function properly. Rules and approaches that will be used to achieve the stipulated objectives should be mutually-agreed upon by each person ( El-Sofany and Alwadani 2014, p. 30). The members should therefore be joined by common rules and values (Wombacher and Felfe 2016, p. 8). As the manager in charge, it will be critical to observe each member at a personal and professional level to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and expectations as proposed by Abraham Maslow in Hierarchy of Needs model (Saebi and Foss 2015, p. 203). Such an understanding will assist in the job design and task allocation so that employees are able to work in a challenging but fulfilling environment. As the manager in charge, it will be possible to solve issues amicably given that there is self-awareness among the group members that is fostered by shared values and working policies (Goldberg, Manian, and Potts 2015, p. 15).

From the residential, I learnt how to work in a diverse team and accept that members have different personalities but the unity of purpose should be the binding element. I tended to take criticism personally and impatient with people who were not vocal in English. After the experience, I realized that the unique attributes of each member is what made the group more interesting and productive (Zigler 2004, p. 7). In addition, I tried too hard to work on minor details yet the team was supposed to help in making things easier for each member.

Notably, I love taking on new challenges. I am an enthusiast that is more interested in the hands-on aspect of a task rather than the theoretical aspects. I easily adapt to a new environment and my flexible mind makes it possible to familiarize with new things and situations without adversely affecting my teammates. As such, I can easily stand out and manage a team.

Given that I could accept new challenges and perform them adequately means that I can motivate team members to go an extra mile and come up with new ideas for more unique and practical strategies (Green 2017, p. 2). By delegating duties to employees based on their competencies, it is possible to work through a challenge and come up with solutions that may not have been possible when working single handedly (Wombacher and Felfe 2016, p. 10; Ryan 2016, p. 23).

The self realization that I normally use my gut feeling to make decisions rather than using logic means that a team provides a healthy environment to find alternatives before implementing an idea. The diversity of the team means that there are those who use descriptive skills while others apply analytical concepts to make decisions (Megginson and Whitaker 2007, p. 4). With such a broad level of thinking and idea formulation, it is possible to come up with initiatives that assist in fulfilling the objectives of the team and overall organization for sustainable results.


I look forward to manage a team in a large organization after the successful residential program. Through the team work activities, I realized I am a risk taker, flexible, self-conscious and can easily adapt to a new environment. However, I usually use guts to make decisions and I am not so into creativity but rely on established ideas. Such personal attributes position me to manage a diverse team of employees since I possess needed skills and experience to successful supervise and lead a group of individuals to accomplish goals. The ability to accept diversity and create a collaborative and participatory working environment is what will help me leading my team to excellence.




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