Katz (1955) proposes that an effective manager possess three main skills; technical, human and conceptual skills. He suggests that the real concern in management is what a person can do rather than what he/she is. I think this raises a good point because being in managerial role, responsibilities increase therefore the pressure to perform is increases as well. Not every management role is going to be the same because you're working with different people with various types of personalities. Not everything will fit in place like a puzzle, so varying issues will arise, and its up to the manager to adapt to situations. Having technical, human and conceptual skills can be seen as a necessity, because relating and understanding a person is a skill within itself. For some, developing technical, human and conceptual skills may be a lot harder as everyones personality varies. I found this reading intriguing because it gives me a direction on the types of areas that I can potentially work on in order for to better myself as a manager. It also emphasises the idea that everyone is different, therefore we shouldn't judge a person or think differently to others because they have opposing opinions and values. Everyone experience life situations differently.
Referring back to the past week, it has been quite good as always. Our team is working well together, and in order for me to apply my knowledge that I have gained from the readings to my group, I find can be difficult. Because we are all on the same level as one another and realising that we have a lot in common, therefore I think all of us have a certain degree of the three skills mentioned. Furthermore, results are not doing too bad, but always identifying rooms for improvement. Our results weren't the best in comparison to previous weeks, but we understood that the reason for this result is because we invested a lot on specific things in order to generate greater results in the next few roll overs. Im quite liking the suspense and curiosity of each weeks results because anything can happen. We potentially can gain unexpected positives or negatives, we never know.
Katz, R. L. (1955). Skills of an effective administrator. Harvard Business Review, 33(1), 33--42.