Most organisations recognise that in today's business climate, survival depends upon workforce capability and specifically, the quality of leadership and management. This places emphasis on key leadership and management qualities and the need for organisations to be highly proactive identifying and developing their leadership talent. It is also essential that the individual managers can identify their individual abilities and limitations as well as those of their colleagues. In order to do this they must be able to perform a skills audit and use it's results as a foundation for improving performance.
For managers to improve their managerial skills continuous personal development should take place. It is true that managerial skills are mostly obtained through experience however continuous personal development can improve them. Through personal development a manager can improve his productivity, increase his effectiveness and discover new and maybe more effective ways of running the organisation.
Throughout this assignment I aim to confirm my understanding of the need to assess management style, the significance of feedback, the role of good communication and the need to minimise harmful conflict.
An overview of the need to assess your management style, knowledge and skills to plan for future development
One of the greatest attributes of a good manager is their ability to manage people, because business managers only achieve their results through people.
For this reason, both personal and interpersonal skills are vital. An understanding of self and others and how people work and work together is fundamental in being able to practise effective people management.
It is therefore essential that you regularly assess your management style, knowledge and skills and use the results of these assessments to produce development plans to enhance and expand your management skills.
By using recognised assessment tools we can recognise and understand the differences between leadership and management and identify our strengths and weaknesses in specific areas and adjust our style to take these into account.
During this unit we aimed to:
Manage own resources
Develop the trust and support of others
Handle conflict effectively
We used both individual and group work to complete exercises to achieve these aims. By participating in and completing these exercises I have been able to produce tools and documents [submitted with assignment] that will assist me to:
Be aware of and develop the various skills central to effective management
Constantly contextualise the theories I am being taught
Convert the theories I've learnt into practice in the workplace
Constantly review my behaviour in each situation, with each person or group and with each task
Ask for feedback on performance from superiors,...