Posted by Wendi Pomerance Brick on March 14, 2011 at 5:05pm
Most organizations promote people based on technical knowledge, seniority, etc. They almost never (at least in my experience) provide training or assessment for new managers on how to manage properly. Managing people effectively is a unique skill set, and often doesn’t require that a manager have the in-depth technical knowledge of the team. If the manager knew everything the team knew, why would they need the team?
Here is a great article about Google management, printed in the NY Times. How could you incorporate some of these philosophies in how your organization develop managers? How about in developing yourself?
(Originally posted on GovLoop.)