What do managers do?

Management means a lot of things to a lot of people. In this section, we will zero in on who manages, what we mean when we talk about management, as well as look at how management has developed over time.



The overall purpose of this learning pathway is for you to learn to define management as well as the principles that guide it. Your goal is to:

  • Identify where management and leadership fit into the POLC framework.
  • Define the ten key roles that managers fulfill.
  • Identify your own learning style so as to develop a tool kit of management principles.
  • Understand how the principles of management have changed over time.