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)‘In the current economic climate, what are the biggest challenges and biggest opportunities facing new managers entering industry?

The biggest challenges & faced by new manager entering industry are 1.) Responding to a Crisis No matter how much planning we do, things will go wrong. An employee will get sick at a critical time. A weather disaster will hit your facility and disrupt your plans. A crime will be committed — maybe a theft or even something that harms an employee. Planning is a part of managing, but perhaps more important is a manager’s ability to change plans on the fly in response to changing conditions. When a crisis hits, you have to be able to deal with it — calmly, quietly and without being overwhelmed by stress. Source : http://blog.makingitclear.com/2009/11/11/managerchallenges/ Source Type(Internet Website) View Point The ability of handling crisis is very important , as the managers need to understand that crisis is a point where managers need to apply all managerial skills to overcome it then only they can be survived or in other words they are being hired to manage things and overcome problems. So The Process of Learning can be facilitated here. 2.)Dealing with Underperforming Employees/Cross –Culture Employees Not all of your employees will do their best. Some will have personal issues that interfere with their work. Technically it’s not your problem, but in reality any issue that contributes to an underperforming employee is your problem. You’ll help employees cope with personal issues, you’ll provide motivation and counsel, maybe steer them to appropriate resources inside or outside your company. You’ll “carry” your underperforming employees to a point, and then beyond that point you’ll have to ease them out of your organization. You’ll be humane, but you have to balance the needs of the organization with the needs of the employees. Also there are employees from the companies who are from different countries so the cross culture differences will be there so those differences needs to be managed here which is a very important role of a manager that how he handles the same Source : http://blog.makingitclear.com/2009/11/11/managerchallenges/ Source Type(Internet Website) View Point

how these can be configured. Source Type: Internet (website) Contribution to answering the question : . Source 5:http://www.000 people in its workforce. and learning.in other words “ABILITY TO HANDLE EMPLOYEES” with motivation and perfection 3:http://www. tools.businessweek. Along the way you will encounter many of the best management practices.html Full Reference : 5. has 153. Source Type :Internet (website) Contribution to answering the question : In the above context the author is trying to explain us that there are four generations of employees in todays era and many of the companies are working hard to create experience in their employees as an individual. The stores have a high percentage of Gen Y employees. for example.htm Full Reference: 4. while corporate roles and leadership ranks are primarily made up of Gen X'ers and Boomers.com/managing/content/jun2008/ca20080620_891131.The explanation is self explanatory….)Managing Innovation Managing Innovation (MI) introduces you to the critical elements of designing and developing innovative products and services.) Creating a value proposition that appeals to multiple generations. The Gap. With four generations in today's workplace. product/service development process design and improvement. These elements include the pivotal roles played by experimentation. and the powerful challenge of designing and managing development networks. prototyping.edu/mba/academics/coursecatalog/2140. development strategy and project management. preferences and assumptions. most companies are struggling to create an employee experience that appeals to individuals with diverse needs.hbs. the understanding and integration of customer needs.. and frameworks currently in use as well as new approaches just now being deployed. and how the results are managed.

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