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Middle Manager

Target: Mid
Duration: 8 hours per day x 2days = 16 hours

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

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Introduction to Management

What is Management?
What Do Mangers Do?
What Does It Take to Be a Manager?
Why Does Management Matter?

Module Three: Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • What is Ethical Workplace Behavior?
  • What is Unethical Workplace Behavior?
  • How to Make Ethical Decisions
  • What is Social Responsibility?

Module Four: Managing Information

  • Why Information Matters
  • Strategic Importance of Information
  • Characteristics and Costs of Useful Information
  • Getting and Sharing Information

Module Five: Decision-Making

  • What is Rational Decision-Making?
  • Steps to Rational Decision-Making
  • Limits to Rational Decision-Making
  • Improving Decision-Making

Module Six: Control Basics of Control

  • The Control Process
  • Is Control Necessary or Possible?
  • How and What to Control
  • Control Methods

Module Seven: Organizational Strategy

  • Basics of Organizational Strategy
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Strategy-Making Process
  • Corporate, Industry, Firm Level Strategies

Module Eight: Innovation and Change

  • Organizational Innovation
  • Why Innovation Matters
  • Managing Innovation
  • Organizational Change
  • Why Change Occurs and Why it Matters
  • Managing Change

Module Nine: Organizational Structures and Process

  • Departmentalization
  • Organizational Authority
  • Job Design
  • Designing Organizational Process

Module Ten: Managing Teams

  • The Good and the Bad of Using Teams
  • Kinds of Teams
  • Work Team Characteristics
  • Enhancing Work Team Effectiveness

Module Eleven: Motivation and Leadership

  • Basics of Motivation
  • Equity Theory
  • Expectancy Theory
  • What is Leadership?
  • Situational Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Managing the Workforce Activity:

Mirrors reality when seemingly simple things go wrong. Reveals fundamentals for building an effective workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlights the common problems that result from lax management
  • Stresses the need for effective delegation with clearly understood instructions, review points and deadlines
  • Highlights the need for regular monitoring and review
  • Identifies the roles of manager and supervisor
  • Identifies the ways to create an informed, motivated, confident work team of whom you have high expectations

Please email to mark@strategyandteams.com for details. We will run courses only for corporates groups. Alternatively call us on +971 (0) 50 4505317 and we will be delighted to help.

"I, on behalf of everyone would like to thank you for the 2 day course, every piece of which added value We thoroughly enjoyed the class and appreciated your reality input into the discussions. Learning about all of the different techniques and methodologies was most valuable to us. Thank you once again for a wonderful experience."
Abdalla Omar Rahuma, Corporate Human Capital Manager - AlMansoori Specialized Engineering

"We would just like to thank you for your contribution to the event last week. Your reputation preceded you from the highly successful Social Breakfast earlier this year, however you surpassed even that by energizing the group for the whole day including the syndicate sessions and coming up with a creative approach to incorporating the Mission Vision and Values into the quiz. Thanks again for your support."
Titus J N Earle , Leadership and Talent Development Section Leader, ADMA-OPCO

β€œIt was not only an amazing experience, but also considered more useful than the static presentations that used to dominate this most IMPORTANT session attended by the VVIPs of the industry. You made it very interesting."
Vasudevan K. S. | Director – Global Business Development | NavoLabs

 



































































































































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