Chapter 7

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Management,
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Empowerment
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Understanding Business, 8e
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New Management
Roles
• Skilled communicator
• Team player and a
planner
• Coordinator
• Organizer
• Supervisor
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Managing for the Future
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Prepare for the unexpected
Faster reaction times
Flatter structure
Build teams
Grow globally
Develop cultural sensitivity
Invest in technology
Develop a family work
atmosphere
9. Create vision
10. Enhance competencies
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Management Functions
• Planning
• Organizing
• Leading
• Controlling
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Planning: Create Vision
• Set Vision, Goals,
Objectives
• Vision and Mission –
• Objectives – Specific,
Short-Term
• Continuous Process
(SWOT)
Why Organization
Exists, Purpose of
Organization
• Goals – Broad, LongTerm
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Questions of Planning
1. What is the situation now?
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Where do we want to go?
2. How can we get there from
here?
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Strategic Planning
Tactical Planning
Operational Planning
Contingency Planning
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SWOT Analysis
Potential Internal
STRENGTHS
Potential Internal
WEAKNESSES
Potential External
OPPORTUNITIES
Potential External
THREATS
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Planning Functions
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Decision Making: Steps
1. Define
7. Determine
2. Describe
Decision
Making
6. Do
5. Decide
3. Develop
Alternatives
4. Develop
Agreements
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Organizing
• Skills/Tasks
• Stakeholders
• Staffing
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Management Pyramid
President,
Division
Heads, Plant
Mgrs.
Vice Pres.
Top
Management
Middle Management
Employees
Foreman,
Dept Heads
Supervisory (First-Line)
Non-supervisory
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Required Management Skills
• Technical Skills
• Human
Relations Skills
• Conceptual
Skills
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Is It Difficult to be
a Leader Today?
Less Challenging (1%)
Don’t Know (1%)
No Change (9%)
More Challenging
(89%)
Source: USA Today
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Successful Leadership
• Communicate a Vision
• Establish Corporate
Values
• Promote Corporate
Ethics
• Embrace Change
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Leadership Styles
• Autocratic
• Participative
(Democratic)
• Free-rein
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Four Leadership Types
• Rationalists
• Humanists
• Politicists
• Culturists
Source: CIO Nov 2003
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Autocratic Leadership
Making
managerial
decisions without
consulting others
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Participative Leadership
• Democratic
• Managers and
employees
working
together to
make decisions
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Free-rein Leadership
• Managers set
objectives
• Employees are
relatively free to do
whatever it takes to
accomplish those
objectives
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Empowering Employees
• Empowerment: Giving
employees the
authority and
responsibility to make
decisions.
• Enabling: Giving
workers the education
tools needed to make
decisions.
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Manager’s
Empowerment Checklist
• TARGET
• TRUTH
• TOOLS
• TRACKING
• TRAINING
• TOUCH
• TIME
• TRUST
Source: Empowerment Checklist, Cathcart Institute, 2004, www.cathcart.com.
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Knowledge Management
• Do you want to know • What do I still not
more about your
know?
customers?
• What about
competition?
• Whom should I be
asking?
• What information
would make the
company more
effective in the
marketplace?
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Controlling
Feedback
Are standards
realistic?
5. If needed, take
corrective action
4. Communicate
results
1. Establish
clear standards
2. Monitor and record
performance
3. Compare
results against
standards
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Are You a
Micromanager?
• Do you have strategic initiatives that you
have not addressed?
• Do you often check on your employees
for quality control?
• Do you often check on your subordinates
throughout the day?
• Do you seldom take a vacation?
• Is there a lot of turnover?
Did you answer YES to any question?
Source: CFO May 2005
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Most Critical Trends,
Management Concerns
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Globalization
Improving Knowledge Management
Cost and Cycle Time Reduction
Improving Global Supply Chains
Manufacturing at Multiple Locations and
in Many Countries
• Managing More Part-time, Temporary and
Contract Workers
Source: Quality Digest 2004
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