Why do some people get to be managers/supervisors and others not?

14 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    Being a manager is a job that requires additional skills such as time management, leadership, ability to adapt to change, conflict resolution etc. Not everyone can be a manager and not everyone wants to be a manager because of the added responsibility.

    There are often cases where employees are incorrectly promoted and are made managers when they lack the skills and personality to undertake the role - I would say it is not an easy job and that not everyone who is a manager is rightfully a manager.

  • 6 months ago

    Being a good manager or supervisor requires good "people skills." Some have it; some do not.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Brown nosing mostly. 

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The person who generally gets to be a manager does the following:

    --They do their job well

    --They are a steady performer, showing up on time, working the hours scheduled, and following the rules 

    --They are respectful to their co-workers and to the bosses, and to the customers

    --They volunteer to do more than they have to

    --They show enthusiasm for their work

    --They don't cause trouble at the workplace

    --They smile a bit and rarely complain.  

    --A bonus is if they have extra training or education beyond what their peers have, showing they want to get ahead.  This could be technical training, or a few courses at a local community college.  When there's a new job skill being taught at the workplace, they are one of the first people to schedule time for it.

    --They stay out of petty arguments, refusing to take sides

    --They occasionally have a good idea for how to improve the workplace or the work processes, which they politely offer to the boss for his/her consideration.

    Do most of the above and you too will be considered to be a manager.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    different skills

  • L
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    It all depends on qualifications, experience and education.

  • 6 months ago

    Some people are organized, timely, personable, and responsible.  these people know the organization, know how to 'read the room' and know their product/service line.

    And some people do not give a whack and are only in it to earn a few bucks for their next bar crawl.

    Organized, responsible people become managers, then supervisors and then administrators.

    ....people who earn a few bucks for bar crawls still get paid health insurance and enough money to eat and pay their rent.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Managers & supervisors were usually TOP workers first.  They proved themselves and earned a promotion.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    some like being baby sitters others don't care to be one, it takes a certain type.....

  • Wilson
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Some people have "leadership qualities" 

    Which could mean anything.

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