Management Skills

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Management is a skill that can be learned. Others are lucky enough to have this instinct skill. Interpretations of “management may come in many definitions. In traditional interpretation, the term “management” refers to the set of activities, and often the group of people, involved in four general functions that include planning, organizing, leading, and coordinating activities. These four aspects are still mentioned in the modern interpretation of management.

In part of being a planner, you should be competent in diagnosing problems and identifying relevant causal factors, predicting and forecasting, goal setting and identifying possible courses of action, evaluating and comparing possible courses of action, communicating, and implementing actions and monitoring them. Planners must assess measures like the anticipated percent accomplishment of specific identified objectives, he total use of resources, impact on human resources, example, the number of staff needed, the likely occurrence of unintended desirable effects and the magnitude. All these signify the competence of a manager if he is proficient in this.

Organizing is a vital skill to have as part of management. Once mastered, getting things done on time and with the least amount of effort becomes second nature. Assessing the degree to which someone has strong organizing skills include looking at whether that person does certain things on a regular basis. This can be identified through the efficient use of all available resources, logical way of filing information, the quality of task delegation, a plan of working in advance to avoid last minute scrambling, management of priorities, having a back-up plan, and considering alternatives and an anticipation of possible set-backs.

“Leading” is influencing, guiding in direction, action, and opinion. This is one very important expertise a manager should have. Leadership is a connection with other people in which we make each other better and do something together that we could not have done alone. Develop a vision of where you want your team to go together. Write it down to help clarify, and pursue it with all you’ve got. Practice quality communication. Keep everyone informed about changes that will affect them. Listen for not only words, but also for feelings, meanings, and undercurrents to better understand employees. Praise each worker at least once a week. Employees need to know if they are doing good work through acknowledgment and recognition. You might want to conduct a few minutes every week to conduct this recognition. As an additional motivation to your employees to work better, reward them some business gifts. It will also boost their confidence at work every time they see their unique executive gifts placed on top of their desk. Develop a passion You can’t start a fire in your organization unless one is first burning in you. Do the right thing! Stand up for a principle even when it is difficult, inconvenient or costly. Doing the right thing is a test of courage and results in integrity. These are some of the leadership strategies that you can follow to develop your own skill.

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