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Decisional Roles in Management: Types, Examples & Definition

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True or false: Managers can be identified as having one of four possible personality styles--Entrepreneur, Disturbance Handler, Resource Allocator, and Negotiator.

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1. Beth manages purchases at Kwiki Publishing. Overnight, Kwiki's paper vendor increased the price of glossy paper by 25%! Eric the Sales Manager at Kwiki calls Beth in a panic because the company is going to lose money on all the estimates already given to their clients. Beth calls Michael, her contact at the paper company, to describe Kwiki's problem and enforce the terms of the contract with the previously agreed upon prices. Eric would identify Beth's role here as a(n)...

2. Beth manages purchases at Kwiki Publishing. Overnight, Kwiki's paper vendor has increased the price of glossy paper by 25%! Eric the Sales Manager at Kwiki calls Beth in a panic because the company is going to lose money on all the estimates already given to their clients. Beth calls Michael, her contact at the paper supplier, to describe Kwiki's problem and enforce the terms of the contract with the previously agreed upon prices. Michael would most likely view Beth as a(n)...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you determine what you know about the various responsibilities that must be faced as a manager. In order to pass the quiz you will need to understand the four decisional roles from Mintzberg's theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on these assessments will require you to:

  • Recognize a statement about the four subsections of Mintzberg's decisional category as true or false
  • Evaluate illustrative examples to identify which managerial role is portrayed

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the roles of management and find their uses in a given set of scenarios
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related decisional roles in management lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the four roles of management

Additional Learning

To learn more about the key roles that management must address, review the corresponding lesson called Decisional Roles in Management: Types, Examples & Definition. By covering pertinent information, this lesson enables you to:

  • Identify the four decisional roles that managers have, according to Henry Mintzberg
  • Understand what the four decisional management roles apply to
  • Describe the characteristics of entrepreneur, disturbance handler, resource allocator and negotiator
  • Appreciate real-world examples of these roles
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