Management and Leadership at the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) will be explored providing a basis for understanding how this Government agency has come to be where they are today and how they run their Organization. The company structure, roles and responsibility, functions of management, organizational culture differentiate between management and leadership will be explained to provide an understanding of how management style is impacted.
Working at HUD there are many managers and leaders; the differences are visible. In my office most of the leaders (we call them team leads), cope with the changes of the office while the managers cope with the difficult decisions and the implementation of regulations and laws regarding policies for the different HUD programs.
Managers and Leaders are two different jobs; however, they both should complement each other. The main difference between managing and leading is management is normally experienced in the specific area and has worked for the organization for a while and has been promoted into their management role.
A manager knows how the organization is ran and is familiar with the organization system and how it works they also possess the skills and knowledge that the employees have. A leader is an encourager who may not be too familiar with the organization but knows the vision of the organization and support it by working on projects with the employees with the skill to unite employees behind him. Good organizations need good management and leadership for an organization to be healthy and successful.
Managers create and pursue new growth opportunities for their organization while developing their employees and supporting their activities. Managers seek continuous improvement within the organization and establish support, cooperation and trust.
Leaders are the motivators of the employees and the liaison...