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Title: Ten Ideas for Effective Managers
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:60  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1996)  Pages:43-49
Author(s): R R Wiggins
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 7
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents suggestions to strengthen individual and organizational performance.
Abstract: Recognizing that there are significant differences and commonalities between public and private management, the article presents the following as generic ideas that should work well in a variety of organizational settings, the essence of ideas that are backed by extensive literature: (1) Cultivate positive personal relationships; (2) Remember that great leaders may be poor managers; (3) Use personal power, which is more effective than positional power; (4) Recognize that the purpose of organizational structure is to coordinate and communicate; (5) Recognize that organizational culture can be more effective than policy statements; (6) Use group activities to increase productivity and organizational intelligence; (7) Plan to succeed with strategic planning and program evaluation; (8) Enable organizational change by weakening restraining forces; (9) Focus on product rather than process; and (10) Reward the right kind of behavior. Tables, note, references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Administrative planning; Effectiveness; Efficiency; Management; Management and administrative education; Operations research; Organizational theories; Productivity; Systems analysis
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