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Managing and managing people
Managing and managing people

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Managing and managing people

Introduction

You probably have a variety of reasons for wanting to learn about management. The main one is almost certainly that you want to improve your effectiveness as a manager. If so, it helps to have a clear idea of what managers do and what is meant by managerial ‘effectiveness’. To do this, you need to be able to identify your roles as a manager and those factors which influence your effectiveness – and these lie not only within yourself but also in your working environment. They include your job, your organisation, and the people you work with. Then you will need to diagnose what you might do to improve your own managerial performance, and take a first step to improve it.

This free course, Managing and managing people, is an adapted extract from the Open University course B628 Managing 1: organisations and people [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .