Managerial Skills

In this tutorial, we will learn about managerial skills to manage your own company? What do you think about your management skills? Can you be a real manager with all the skills necessary for you and your company?

A good manager has all the skills and can implement those skills for running the organization properly. Five managerial skills are technical, conceptual skills.

Skill management is the practice of understanding, developing, and deploying people and skills. Well-implemented skills management should identify the skills that job roles require, the powers of individual employees, and any gap between the two.

Excellent management skills are vital for any organization to succeed and achieve its goals and objectives from internal and external sources.

Management and leadership skills often used interchangeably as they both involve planning, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, delegation, and time management. Good managers are almost always good leaders as well.

In addition to leading, a critical role of a manager is also to ensure that all parts of the organization are functioning cohesively. Without such integration, several issues can arise, and failure is bound to happen. Management skills are crucial for positions and at different levels of a company, from top leadership to intermediate supervisors to first-level managers.

Essential skills that every manager needs for doing better management are called ‘managerial skills.’

Management skills can be technical, human, or conceptual.” Robert Katz

Top Level: 

More conceptual and less technical skills.

 Lower Level: 

More technical and fewer conceptual skills.

Various managerial skills are as follows:

  • Conceptual skills
  • Human relation skills
  • Technical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Administrative Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills

Technical Skills:- 

Technical skill is knowledge of and proficiency in activities involving methods, processes, and procedures. Thus it consists of working with tools and specific techniques. Technical expertise is the ability to use the specialized knowledge, systems, and methods of a field of activities.

Conceptual Skill:- 

Conceptual skill is the ability to see the “big picture” to recognize significant elements in a situation and to understand the relationships among the elements. Theoretical power is the ability to coordinate and integrates all of an organization’s interests and activities.

It requires having the ability to visualize the enterprise as a whole, to envision all the functions involved in a given situation or circumstance, to understand how its parts depend on one another and anticipate how a change in any of its elements will affect the whole. A manager’s ability to think in the abstract and to view the organization holistically is essential.

Suggesting a new product line for a company, introducing computer technology to the organization’s operations, or entering the international market; for deciding this magnitude, a manager requires conceptual skill is his personality.

Qualities of a Manager 

 A good manager can take the executive leaders’ plan for success and implement it. There are many different qualities that a great manager should have. The manager’s personality and behavior set the tone for the workplace. Managers must be flexible, communicate well, and meet the needs of their bosses and employees.

  • Objective, focused and performance-oriented
  • Helpful in meeting competitive challenges
  • Creative and dynamic
  • Follow management practices based on experience and information.