The manager and his role in developing a successful transport business
Management is a complex task that can hardly be in today's conditions performed by only one person and therefore, as a rule, management in large organizations is entrusted to a group of people - managers who must have the appropriate knowledge, experience and skills needed to successfully perform the given task.
The four basic challenges that managers in transport companies face these days are: achieving a competitive advantage; maintaining ethical standards; managing a diverse workforce; and the use of new technologies and information systems. Realizing the competitive advantage is associated with the utilization of resources (labor and raw materials), increased efficiency, quality, introducing innovations in operation and satisfying consumer demands and service users. Maintaining ethical standards is a very important principle, especially when it is exerts pressure on managers by shareholders for higher profits and realization of dividend. Under such conditions, managers need to find ways through better organizing and planning to achieve the goal without resorting to drastic measures and torture against employees. The management is expressed even by the behavior. Under such conditions, managers need to find ways through better organizing and planning to achieve the goal without resorting to drastic measures and torture against employees. The manager preffers creating small, but continuous earnings, while the leader is thinking about the strategies that lead to big earnings.
Becoming a successful manager is, in fact, process of developing a capacity to understand the nature of the results and their achievements and the same to connect with appropriate system of values.