On the Job
Chief Executives create policies and provide overall direction for companies. They work at the highest level of management with the help of lower-level executives and managers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement organizational process or policy changes.
- Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
- Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
- Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
- Represent the organization in external relations.
- Present information to the public.
- Coordinate special events or programs.
- Direct administrative or support services.
- Direct financial operations.
- Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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