Traditionally, middle managers make up the largest managerial layer in an organization. The Middle Manager is responsible to those above them and those below them. They head a variety of departments and projects. In order for a company to operate smoothly, it is essential that those in middle management be committed to the goals of the organization and understands how to effectively execute these goals.
It is crucial for businesses to focus on these essential managers and provide them with the opportunities to succeed. No matter the organization"s structure or size, it will benefit from employing well-trained middle managers. Having a middle manager understand their role in the organization is very important. They are in communication with a very large percentage of the company and will have a large impact throughout the organization.
|Module One: Getting Started|
Module Two: Introduction to Management
- Housekeeping Items
- The Parking Lot
- Workshop Objectives
Module Three: Ethics and Social Responsibility
- What is Management?
- What Do Mangers Do?
- What Does It Take to Be a Manager?
- Why Does Management Matter?
Module Four: Managing Information
- What is Ethical Workplace Behavior?
- What is Unethical Workplace Behavior?
- How to Make Ethical Decisions
- What is Social Responsibility?
Module Five: Decision-Making
- Why Information Matters
- Strategic Importance of Information
- Characteristics and Costs of Useful Information
- Getting and Sharing Information
Module Six: Control Basics of Control
- What is Rational Decision-Making?
- Steps to Rational Decision-Making
- Limits to Rational Decision-Making
- Improving Decision-Making
- The Control Process
- Is Control Necessary or Possible?
- How and What to Control
- Control Methods
|Module Seven: Organizational Strategy|
Module Eight: Innovation and Change
- Basics of Organizational Strategy
- Sustainable Competitive Advantage
- Strategy-Making Process
- Corporate, Industry, Firm Level Strategies
Module Nine: Organizational Structures and Process
- Organizational Innovation
- Why Innovation Matters
- Managing Innovation
- Organizational Change
- Why Change Occurs and Why it Matters
- Managing Change
Module Ten: Managing Teams
- Organizational Authority
- Job Design
- Designing Organizational Process
Module Eleven: Motivation and Leadership
- The Good and the Bad of Using Teams
- Kinds of Teams
- Work Team Characteristics
- Enhancing Work Team Effectiveness
Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
- Basics of Motivation
- Equity Theory
- Expectancy Theory
- What is Leadership?
- Situational Leadership
- Strategic Leadership
- Words from the Wise
- Review of Parking Lot
- Lessons Learned
- Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations