Showing posts with label skills. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skills. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skills of Manager

There is general agreement that at least three areas of skill are necessary for the process of management:
technical, human, and conceptual.
  • Technical skill. Ability to use knowledge, methods, techniques, and equipment necessary for the performance of specific task; acquired from experience, education, and training.
  • Human skill. Ability and judgement in working with and through people that includes an understanding of motivation and an application of effective leadership.
  • Conceptual skill. Ability to understand the complexities of the overall organization and where one's own operation fits into the organization. This knowledge permits one to act according to the objectives of the total organization rather than only on basis of the goals and needs of one's own immediate group.
 The appropriate mix of these skills varies as an individual advances in management from supervisory to top management positions.
Proportionately less technical skill tends to be needed as one advances from lower to higher levels in the


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