Office work is regarded as a service function or staff function and as such, the office manager assumes the status of a staff executive. He aids and advises the departmental offices. In large business houses, office manager enjoys the status of a dual role. On one hand, he enjoys a membership and advisory role and on the other hand, he has a leadership role to the subordinates.
The status and role of a supervisor b determined on the basis of organization structure. In small organization or in line organization he becomes a transformer of authorities, as he is not vested with substantial amount of authority. In staff organization, the supervisor enjoys a manager-like status. As a manager-like status, he takes decision and formulates policies. He exercises a complete control over the activities of the organization.