REWARDS AND CHALLENGES OF BEING A MANAGER
We can not leave our discussion of the value of studying management without looking at the rewards and challenges of being a manager. What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager in today' dynamic workplace provides many challenges. It can be a tough and often thankless job. You may have to deal with a variety of personalities and many times have to make do with limited resources. It can be a challenge to motivate workless in the face of uncertainty and chaos. And managers may find ot difficult to efectively blend the knowledge, skills, ambitions, and experiencesof a diverse group of employees. Finally, as a manager, you are not in full control of your destiny. Your success typically is dependent upon others work performance.
Despite these challenges, being a manager can be very rewarding. You are responsible for creating a work environment in which organizational members can do their work to the best of their ability and hilp the organization achieve its goals. In addition, as a manager, you often have the opportunity to think creatively and use your imagination. You help others find meaning and fultillment in their work. you get to support, coach, and nurture others and help them make good decisions. you will get to meet and work with a variety of people--both inside and outside the organization. other rewards of being a manager may include receiving recognition and status tin the organization and in the community, playing a role in influencing organizationalout comes, and receiving attractive compensation in the form of salaries, bonuses, and stock options. Finally, organizations need good managers. Nothing great ever happens by itself! It's through the combined efforts of motivated and passionate people that organizations accomplish their goal. As a manjager, you can get satisfactio from knowing that your eccorts, skills, and abilities are needed.