Tip #748: How Managers Need to Change

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“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” Warren Bennis

In their article “The Role of a Manager Has to Change in Five Key Ways” in The Harvard Review, Joseph Pistrui and Dimo Dimov state that management is inefficient because the role and purpose of a manager are no longer appropriate for our constantly changing world. https://hbr.org/2018/10/the-role-of-a-manager-has-to-change-in-5-key-ways

Planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling: the default functions of a manager (established almost 100 years ago by management theorist Henri Fayol) are no longer appropriate.

Pistrui and Dimov identify five changes managers need to make in order for their organizations to meet today’s challenges. They need to move from:

Directive to Instructive: “Learning, not knowledge, will Read the rest