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The Five Types of Managers You Need to Know pt. 2

In part one, we discussed three types of managers: the busy manager, the hands-off manager, and the micromanager. Now, we'll explore the remaining two essential types, equipping you with valuable insights to thrive in a new intern position within an unfamiliar environment. Let's uncover the wisdom of these managers to ensure your success and growth.

Types of Manager

Types of Managers You Need to Know: The Absent Manager

These types of managers, who are frequently absent, will likely rely on you to take initiative and manage your tasks independently. They are typically quite occupied and may not allocate specific time for you. You might not have to update them frequently on your progress or work.

How to handle:

  • Familiarize yourself with other departments within the company.

  • Take comprehensive notes and share them with relevant team members.

  • Remember, good communication is the key to success

Types of Managers You Need to Know: The Authoritative Manager

Authoritative managers typically make quick decisions and are strict with deadlines, which may make it challenging to get used to and adjust, especially for interns. However, their organizational skills are strong and useful if you learn from them and implement them in your daily tasks.

How to handle:

  • Prioritize tasks from the most important to the least important.

  • Take notes during meetings.

  • Stay focused and give your best effort to all tasks, especially as the deadline approaches

Types of Manager

During your internship, you'll encounter various types of managers: the busy manager, the hands-off manager, the micromanager, the absent manager, and the authoritative manager. Each has its own pros and cons. Identifying their styles early on helps you adapt, communicate, and grow. Learning these insights can be crucial to enhance your internship experiences. Embrace diversity to thrive in a dynamic work environment and lay a strong foundation for your future career.


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