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Mintzberg's Role Matrix

Define Mintzberg's role matrix. What is the most important aspect of that matrix to understand from a managerial viewpoint?

Do you think the matrix is relevant in today's workplace?

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Role Description

Interpersonal
Figurehead Performs symbolic duties of a legal or social
nature.

Leader Builds relationships with subordinates
Communicates with, motivates and coaches
them

Liaison Maintains networks of contacts outside work
Unit who provide help and information.
Informational
Monitor Seeks internal and external information about issues that can affect organisation.

Disseminator Transmits information internally that is obtained from either internal or external sources.

Spokesperson Transmits ...

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This is a discussion of Mintzberg's role matrix, its most important aspect to understand from a managerial viewpoint and the relevance of the matrix in today's workplace.

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