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Millennium managers need adaptablility

DBM Australia’s WA regional manager Mark Jessop has devised a ten point list of the requirements a successful manager will need in the new millennium:

• A manager will need to stay ‘in the loop’ of the continuing stream of technological developments, and be aware of how these developments can improve effectiveness

• Information will continue to be considered an invaluable asset so it must be managed

• Balancing personal and professional needs is the key to managing stress and helping others in the organisation to maintain an emotional balance will ensure they maintain an objective outlook

• Manage the relationship, not the employees

• Be adaptable

• Managers will be required to juggle resources with ease – both financial and human. Coaching, mentoring and succession planning will be a must

• Sound ethical practices tend to filter through an organisation. A manager will need to spread a strong ethical focus throughout an entire team

• Tomorrow’s managers will not only succeed but thrive in the midst of diversity

• Managers essentially maintain the status quo and focus on systems. They must lead, not just manage

• Vision is more than a quarterly objective or personal aim. A successful manager in the new millennium has the ability to envision their company as it could be and understand the efforts needed to achieve that vision.

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