What Is the Aim of a Manager?

The aim for most managers is to meet the requirements of their boss, and skilled managers know they can't do that without the help of the employees they oversee. Managers who fail to involve subordinates in achieving business goals can miss a mark of achievement for themselves and their company.


  1. Companies are a system of collaboration, and it's a manager's goal to coordinate the work of the people he oversees to support that system. Managers usually have quotas and standards they must meet, and they need to motivate employees to do their jobs in a way that helps them meet those requirements. The best managers understand that their role as a leader is less about performing tasks themselves and more about their ability to use the capabilities of their subordinates effectively.

Delegating Duties

  1. Employees generally are promoted to management positions because they're good at what they do. However, that doesn't mean they should continue to perform all the tasks that led to their promotion. It's generally a manger's aim to delegate duties he used to handle so he can write corporate reports and performance reviews and deal with other management-level tasks. Savvy managers develop a team of skilled subordinates who can handle a variety of duties so they can entrust those employees with delegated tasks.

Setting Standards

  1. It's a manager's job to set clear standards in the workplace so subordinates understand what is expected of them. The ultimate aim is to create a consistent flow of quality work to avoid wasting time redoing tasks, which reduces productivity and hampers the performance of the department that a manager oversees. That's why some managers consistently review the performance of their departments and address problems that hinder the quality of employees’ work.

Training Employees

  1. Some managers understand that they also need to be teachers, or at least ensure that workers in their departments are trained well. Their aim is to equip subordinates with the skills they need to get their jobs done in the most efficient manner. Good managers know they can't expect employees to be committed to meeting department goals when they appear unconcerned about giving subordinates the proper training and tools to do their jobs and be successful.