Roles of Managers

Authors: John Park, Texas A&M University,, and Tommy Engelke, Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council

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Cooperative managers implement the cooperative business’ policies set by the board of directors. Managers initiate and adopt short-range plans of the cooperative, while the board of directors sets the long-range goals for the business. Employees report to the managers because the managers are in charge of carrying out everyday operations of the business. In turn, managers coordinate and control daily business activities and employees.