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Is management a personal or collaborative process? What outside factors affect managers on a day-to-day basis?
Traditional thinking can often give the impression that being objective, rational, dispassionate and independent are prerequisites for being a manager. However it’s quite possible many managers could be caught in a whirlwind of outside influences, affecting their every action and it’s these pressures that critical reflective approaches seek to expose by questioning many of the invisible and informal structures that exist within companies. In this audio collection Caroline Ramsey, Senior Lecturer in Management Practice at The Open University, argues that management is a social, political and moral process, and that knowing this can be of enormous help in developing your own executive practice.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 10 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 5th February 2013
  • Posted under Money & Business
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Track 1: Introduction to Critical Reflection

What is Critical Reflection?


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introduction to Critical Reflection    What is Critical Reflection? Play now Introduction to Critical Reflection
2 What is management?    Are managers dispassionate and rational, or are they shaped by complex dynamics? Play now What is management?
3 The value of generosity in management    Is the idea of being generous compatible with the tough world of business? Play now The value of generosity in management
4 The value of improvisation in management    Can ideas from improvised Jazz help you improve your management practice? Play now The value of improvisation in management
5 The value of conversation in management    Conversations, rather than individual intentions, can have the biggest impact on our management decisions. Play now The value of conversation in management

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