Resource-Allocator: Definition & Explanation


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The resource allocator role is part of the informational managerial role category, because managers need to have valid information in order to wisely spend money or hire new people. True or false?

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1. Which one of these scenarios most closely describes the resource allocator managerial role?

2. Sean works at Decadent Brides Wedding Planners, where he's responsible for bridal gown consulting. He's recently had enough business that he's hired an assistant, Sandry, and an administrative assistant, Steve, for his department. Sean doesn't like to deal with administrative tasks, so he has Steve report to Sandry. After two weeks on the job, Steve realizes DBWP does not have a retirement matching plan and asks Sandry to get the company to match 5% of his contributions. Sandry has never seen an investing plan, so she arranges a meeting with Sean to discuss Steve's request. Who is the resource allocator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your knowledge of resource allocators with this worksheet/quiz combination. Assessment items will test your knowledge of the job duties of a resource allocator and your ability to identify the resource allocator along with other facts included in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test students on the following:

  • Definition of resource allocators
  • Examples of resource allocator managerial role
  • Identification of resource allocators
  • Role of a resource allocator

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of a resource allocator
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the job of a resource allocator
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Resource-Allocator: Definition & Explanation. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand managerial roles
  • Know the function of a resource allocation manager
  • Review a real world example of a resource allocator