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The Supervisory Manager's Role in the Workplace

The Supervsiory Manager's Role in the Workplace chapter serves as an introduction into the field of management. It helps to define the roles of managers, and identifies the different managerial levels within an organization. The module also explores the management process, and explains the steps necessary for employees to make the transition to becoming a manager.

Chapter 1: The Supervisory Mananger’s Role in the Workplace covers the following content areas:

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What is Management? and Who are Managers?

Managers are individuals who plan, organize, direct, and control the work of others in an organization. Managers direct and guide the work of others.


Managerial Process

The management process consists of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. It is one of the key processes fulfilled by managers.


Managerial Levels

An organization's hierarchy is typically made up of four main levels, which includes executives, middle managers, supervisory managers, and nonmanagerial employees.


Principles of Management

The basic principles of management consist of a number of practical guidelines that comprise the "essence of management."

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