Core Management Skills

Core Management Skills. Every manager has important skills that helps to managers for taking every action or make a decision. As a managers you have to skilled person for operate your organization. We mentioned below some important skills for a managerial position.

  1. Studies of Management Skills
  2. Decision Making or Problem Solving Skills
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Interpersonal Skills
  5. Objective or Goal Setting Skills

Studies of Management Skills:

Robert Burnaska conducted a number of studies at General Electric. He attempted to determine which early career experiences led to manager’s success. Four early career factors were found to be associated with success;

  • Technical Ability
  • Realistic Job Expectations
  • Having a Mentor
  • Challenging Work Assignments

Decision Making or Problem Solving Capacity:

Decision making and problem solving involve the type of activities listed here;

  • Identifies problem
  • Creatively generating alternative solutions
  • Selecting a specific alternative
  • Delegating authority to implement a solution
  • Making decisions under uncertain and risky circumstances
  • Evaluating the success or failure of the alternative selected.

These specific skill activities must be applied by managers at all levels in the management hierarchy.

Communication Skills:

Managers and non-managers must possess communication skills. The majority of time a manager spends applying the functions of management is spent communication with others via memo, speaking, listening or use of the computer. Managers in the 1990s are expected to speeches, make inspirational talks to employees, and write clear memos, letters and reports. Computers are here to stay, so managers will also have to use the computer efficiently. They don’t have to be computer programmers, but they will have to know how to use computer software to make their job easier.

We tend to equate listening with hearing, but this is not correct. Good listening means being aware of what you hear, accurately receiving the information you hear, and combining the information you hear in a way this is useful to you. Connections will help you determine your current level of listening skills.

Interpersonal :

Interpersonal relations in the work environment are the primary glue in a successfull organization. Talking, listening, cajoling, facilitating, and showing concern are all important in developing relationships with people. Using power and influence skillfully and serving as a referee are also crucial parts of the manager’s network of interpersonal relationships. A manager’s ability to empathize affects subordinate behavior and attitudes significantly. Empathy is a skill with two main characteristics: accurately perceiving the content of another person’s message and giving attention to the manager’s emotional components. Positive changes in behavior and attitude and interpersonal growth are associated with the superior’s show of empathy in an interaction.   

The act of managing isn’t the simple process of sitting down to plan, thinking about actions, allocating resources, and controlling through monitoring. Because people are involved, it is interpersonal, one on one, a person talking to a group, a person watching someone’s eyes or gathering cues to form an impression. Whenever people are involved, managers must use their interpersonal skills.

Objective or Goal Setting

Objective and goal setting is concerned with establishing organizational, departmental, subunit, and individual objectives. Carefully set and attended to objectives (specific target) and goals (general target) can affect individual’s motivation and performance. Carefully set objective and goals are meaningful, challenging, and clearly established.

The four core management skills apply to managers at each level in the management hierarchy. These skills are used to perform the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling functions of management. How well managers do their jobs depends on how proficient they are in these skills; deficiency in any area diminishes the manager’s change of success. Learning, practicing, receiving feedback on, and observing these skills will help shape and refine them so that optimal results are achieved.

Manages can make a difference in organizational performance. The way they work, use their skills, and apply the functions of management affects the actions of others and the accomplishments of businesses.