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“Decision making is the primary task of the manager” Comment.

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] “Decision making is the primary task of the manager” comment .
To meet the many demands of performing their functions, managers assume multiple roles. A role is an organized set of behaviors. There are ten roles common to the work of all managers. The ten roles are divided into three groups:
interpersonal, informational, and decisional.
1.The informational roles link all managerial work together.
2.The interpersonal roles ensure that information is provided.
3.The decisional roles make significant use of the information.
The performance of managerial roles and the requirements of these roles can be played at different times by the same manager and to different degrees depending on the level and function of management. The ten roles are described individually, but they form an integrated whole.
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Manager’s Basic Purposes
•   Ensures that organization serves its basic purpose - efficient production of specific goods or services.
•   Designs and maintains the stability of operations.
•   Takes charge of organization’s strategy-making system.
•   Ensures that organization serves the ends of those persons who control it.
•   Serves as key informational link between organization and environment.
•   Is responsible for the operating of organization’s status system.
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All these basic purposes needs one major
tool - it is the decision making.
At every level, this decision making is
involved.
This decision making helps
-planning
-organizing
-leading
-coordination
-controlling
WHICH PRODUCES
the results.
CORPORATE STRATEGICAL DECISION MAKING
-CORPORATE OBJECTIVES decision
-CORPORATE STRATEGY decision
-CORPORATE delivering increased productivity decision
-CORPORATE reducing service cycles decision
-CORPORATE reducing product development cycles decision
-CORPORATE reducing marketing life cycles decision
-CORPORATE facilitation of business and process re-engineering decision.
-CORPORATE support policy making decisions.
-CORPORATE meet regulatory and legislative requirements decision.
-CORPORATE support research and development decision.
-CORPORATE enable effective and efficient utilization of resources decision.
-CORPORATE identify and manage risks decision.
-CORPORATE evaluate and document quality, performance and achievements decisions.
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SENIOR MANAGEMENT
-strategically positioning the organization decision
-competitive positioning decision
-strategic policy decision
-decision on external factors influence
-EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE DECISION
*MARKETING MANAGEMENT CONTROL DECISION
*SALES MANAGEMENT CONTROL DECISION
*SUPPLY MANAGEMENT CONTROL DECISION
*DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT CONTROL DECISION
-BUDGETORY CONTROL DECISION
-AUTHORIZATIONS CONTROL DECISION
-INVENTORY CONTROL DECISION--RAW MATERIALS
-INVENTORY CONTROL DECISION --FINISHED PRODUCTS
-QUALITY CONTROL DECISION
-PROCUREMENT CONTROL DECISION
-DEBT CONTROL DECISION
-PERSONNEL CONTROL DECISION
etc etc
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MID LEVEL MANAGEMENT
-coordination of work units decision
-decision on delivery programmes
-decision on resources usage
-budget control decision
-operation problem decision
-operational plan decision
-decision on implementing programmes
-decision on managing programmes
-decision on resources usage
-project scheduling decision
-operational planning decision
etc
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LINE MANAGEMENT
-routine activity decision making
- problem solving decision
-service delivery decision
etc.
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FUNCTIONAL DEPARTMENT DECISIONS
These include
-Accounting DECISION
-debtors control DECISION.
-creditors control DECISION
-payroll administration DECISION
-profit IMPROVEMENT DECISION
- loss CONTROL DECISION
-balance PLANNING DECISION
etc etc
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-Marketing DECISIONS
-product group DECISION
-customer sales DECISION
-territory sales DECISION
-regional sales DECISION
-national sales DECISION
-channel sales DECISION
-promotional SPEND DECISION
-COMPETITIVE DECISION.
-PRICING DECISIONS
-CHANNEL SELECTION DECISIONS
-LEGAL DECISIONS
etc etc
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Enterprise DECISION
-HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPLY DECISION
-FINANCIAL RESOURCES DECISION
-MATERIAL RESOURCES DECISION
-INVESTMENT SUPPORT DECISION
-DIVERSIFICATION SUPPORT DECISION
-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPORT DECISION
ETC ETC
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Quality Management DECISIONS
-Quality planning DECISION
-Quality control DECISION
-quality action planning DECISION
etc etc
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Manufacturing DECISIONS
-procurement DECISIONS
-raw material inventory DECISIONS
-production DECISIONS
-warehousing / finished goods inventory DECISIONS
-order processing/ order servicing DECISIONS
etc etc
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Financial DECISIONS
-financial plan DECISIONS
-investment DECISIONS
-Return on investment DECISIONS
-cashflow DECISIONS
etc etc
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Human resource DECISIONS
*human resource planning DECISIONS
*manpower planning DECISIONS
*recruitment / selection DECISIONS
*performance management DECISIONS
*training / development programs DECISIONS
*promotions DECISIONS
*career PLANNING DECISIONS
*succession planning DECISIONS
*compensation DECISIONS
ETC ETC
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