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Understanding Organization Hierarchy

By: S. C. Mishra | Mar 18 2009 | 594 words | 2535 hits

While being associated with an organization, one should not only try to understand the job that one does but also how the organization works. Organization is a group of people in hierarchy working towards achieving a particular goal. We have various positions like Freshers, Executives, Mangers, top management, CEO etc. Where do these fall in hierarchy and what is the role of each job, let us see.

Starting with freshers, they are important workforce for an organization.

Companies try to grab the fresh minds in college itself through campus recruitment. Fresher's job has increased in all sectors. Organisation provides appropriate technical as well as soft training to the malleable minds and invests on them. Freshers also add energy to the work environment. Companies also try to make good use of the latest knowledge in specific disciplines.

Executives are a broader band in an organization. Executives are the people responsible for execution of work. There have further hierarchies varying from junior to senior executives. The key roles of an executive in job are to be efficient, organized, productive and ability to assign work to freshers or other technical teams. Executives are the most important elements of an organization. As they are responsible for the key tasks i.e. production of work.

Managers are the intermediary links between the work groups and top management. They work to integrate the entire organization. Managers also vary in hierarchy from assistant managers to top level managers. Managers depending on the grade have power and authority to act in a way that will inspire a positive attitude from the workforce.

Managerial job requires good understanding of management principles, time management, efficient delegation, decision making power, resource allocation and much more. Managers are the face to the company. They deal with clients and thus should have sufficient knowledge of company and its policies.

A project is undertaken to create any product or service for clients. A project manager's job is to achieve project's goals, keeping in mind project's constraints. Project manager has to keep in mind the scope, time and budget of the project. Project manager chose his team depending on the competencies of various workers and need of the project. Project managers job is a rigorous and challenging job, as a lot of to and fro checking is required.

A chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive who is in-charge of the total management of the organization. He reports to board of directors and may be one of them also. CEO's Job is to be a visionary to the organization. He contributes in major decisions and act as an interface between board of directors and employees. CEO implements new plan of actions and formulate policies and other plans of the organization.

A chief technical officer (CTO) is an executive position who is in charge of the scientific and technical issues within an organization. Essentially, a CTO is responsible for the technical teams of an organization. The CTO position is occupied by people with diverse backgrounds. The CTO form organization's budgets for technology products, services, and project labor. The CTO's job is to make sure that the organization is receiving the resources it needs and is within the budget.

People form an organization. To become a CEO one has to be a fresher at one point in life. It's good to have understanding of what lies ahead, and to analyze how your organization is working.

SC Mishra is offering job advice for quite some time. He is a writer with an enthusiasm for writing about anything. If you would like get more information about CTO Jobs, executive Jobs and Times jobs blog.

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