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Q: Why are those manager positions?

I found there are some positions called production manager, project manager, sales manager, account manager.

 

But those managers don't have to manage a team. I don't really find they are real managers.

 

why the companies call those positions manager position?

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It's a nice way to name these jobs to make people feel better about themselves.

 

It's like 'sanitation worker' instead of 'garbage collector' or 'toilet bowl scrubber'.

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It's the new way western countries say things to make the job sound better ....you know like marketing sales people do.

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You don't need to manage a team in order to be a  manager. And you want  employers to take you seriously when you don't know anything. (Ironic pun intended)

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Some people need a self esteem boost but can't admit it.

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Let's see.

someone who would be called a 'Production manager' would be expected to:

"Supervise and control all production and technical activities in the Manufacturing Plant. To supervise, train, motivate and take appropriate action, when necessary, in the management of staff performance. Control materials in and out of the department."

 

A Sales manager:

would be expected to "be responsible for maximising the sales team potential through planning, implementing and directing the sales activities to achieve sales objectives."

 

Account manager

"Account Manager is required to generate and report critical business data to help drive the customer’s business forward i.e. business/market intelligence, analysis, trending and high quality/cutting edge presentation skills. The Account Manager is also responsible for ensuring that pricing and profitability are in line with financial and budgetary targets."

 

Project manager:

The person in overall charge of the planning and execution of a particular project, which can be as small as creating a web-page (or smaller), or as large as the construction of buildings for the Olympic games (or bigger).

 

each are quite different roles with different responsibilities but there are always people involved (even if it is only one other person who has be managed).

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Because it is more about the task and not so much about having to supervise other people. 

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Managing is about taking care of things. Schedules, money, etc. Leadership is about taking care of people. You can have a good leader who is a lousy manager. But a manager can also be a good leader. In the west good managers also have good leadership skills. In China there is not a difference. Because the only leader is the CPC. everyone else follows. A management position in China is more about being the boss. That's why it looks good.

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It's a nice way to name these jobs to make people feel better about themselves.

 

It's like 'sanitation worker' instead of 'garbage collector' or 'toilet bowl scrubber'.

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How many managers does it take to change a light bulb?

 "I want a detailed memo about this issue tomorrow morning."

 "You were supposed to have changed that light bulb last week!"

 "We haven't got a policy on that".

 "I am on my way to a very important meeting, so we'll discuss it some other time."

 Three. Two to find out if it needs changing, and one to tell an employee to change it.

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