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Do Your Management Practices Need A Tune-Up?

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Management Practices Assessment And Improvement Tool

Are you wondering how you can improve your management effectiveness? Here is a comprehensive approach for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your management practices, along with guidance for positioning yourself to make appropriate improvements.  The management principles and practices described in the Tool apply to managers at all organization levels, with some being more applicable to different levels of the organization.   The Tool’s categories are:

  1. Strategic Thinking, Vision and Actions
  2. Strategy and Goals
  3. Organization Culture
  4. Clear Direction and Project Planning
  5. Maintaining Priorities
  6. Using Performance Measures
  7. Regular and Productive Meetings With Direct Reports
  8. Responsibilities and Authority
  9. In Touch With Employees
  10. In Touch With Customers – External and Internal
  11. Delegating Work
  12. Communication
  13. Organization and Team Leadership
  14. Supporting Employees
  15. Interest In Employee Personal Lives
  16. People Development
  17. Constructive Feedback to Employees
  18. Staffing Levels Management
  19. Bottom Lines
  20. Conflict Resolution
  21. Self-Awareness

Go to this page on my website for the specifics under each category. http://www.advancingyourorganization.com/?page_id=1403.  Review them and consider the extent to which you want to use them. You do not have to use all of them and can tailor them to your specific organization circumstances and improvement objectives. You may also want to add categories and practices.

Michael VanBruaene was a KPMG Director and blogs at AdvancingYourOrganization – Performance Improvement Services (www.AdvancingYourOrganization.com)

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