The role of supervisor has become increasingly important in recent years. It is no longer an honorary position. Organisations are developing faster and can find themselves in turbulent times. These new circumstances demand a new definition of what the role of supervisor entails. It now requires more involvement, time and regular attention, specific knowledge and a keen interest in the development of the organisation. Serious responsibility now comes with the job and it may well entail walking into it the spotlight, including external exposure in the media.
This makes the role something entirely different from being a mere complementary position. A good supervisor can add serious value to the organisation. All the more reason for careful assessment when searching for the right person for the job.