The Emergent Manager examines the process of becoming a manager within organizations and considers how people relate the ways in which they 'manage' their lives to their development as managers in the workplace. At the heart of the book is the idea of the individual engaged in a continual process of 'becoming'. Focusing on the reported experiences of managers, the book is richly illustrated throughout with examples drawn from a variety of workplaces, including the civil service, academia, the retail industry, construction and engineering, banking and the prison service. Tony Watson and Pauline Harris together provide a new understanding of the nature of the management role and the ways in which

Making Sense of Managing

Making sense of managing

What is it all about?

I think that I am only now really beginning to see what it is all about – actually thinking about what my management philosophy is. For years I was probably doing things without really thinking out what I was doing. I was learning without really being conscious of learning. I was managing things but I don't think I had … I … I don't think I thought about being a MANAGER, you know, in big letters. It's only looking back that I can see how I was changing.

Kevin Berry is a manager in a private coal mining company. He was originally a mining engineer in the nationalised coal industry and is finding it difficult ...

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