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Effective Manager as an Optimizer

Effective manager focuses on what he is doing and efficiency deals with how well he does with minimum wastage of resources.

Effective Manager as an Optimizer

 

—    Effective manager focuses on what he is doing and efficiency deals with how well he does with minimum wastage of resources.

 

—    Since managers deal with input resource that is scarce such as money, people, equipment, and time, they should be more concerned about its efficient utility, minimizing resource cost and optimizing the output.

 

 

—    According to Campbell, in his behavioural approach, effective manager is said to be an optimizer in utilizing all available and potential resources.

 

—    Effective managerial job behaviour talks about as "any set of managerial actions believed to be optimal for identifying, assimilating/ incorporating and utilizing both internal and external resources towards the functioning of the organizational unit and sustaining in the long run, for which a manager has high degree of responsibility‖.

 

—    Therefore effective manager is expected to work as an optimizer by focusing on low waste and high goal attainment

 

—    Effective managers do differently from their less-effective counterparts.

 

—     Have high concern for people and productivity

 

—     Effective managers are able to communicate

 

—    Spend Time in Managing

 

—    Using General Style

 

—    Allow Employees to Influence them

 

—    Have influence upward

 

—    Minimize Status Differences

 

Spend Time Managing

 

 

The effective manager spend most of their time manager . That is they spend most of their time identifying opportunity for improvement, locating problems, training subordinates , developing contacts with other in the organization, working through inter- unit differences .

 

Manager as a Optimizer

 

The actions he is to take will arise from the answers a manager gives to these questions.

§    What is my potential contribution?

 

§    What are my objectives?

 

§    What does it take to be effective here?

 

§    What needs changing?

 

§    What is organization‘s philosophy

 

§    What can I do now?

 

 

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