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

Managing Relationships and Doing the Right Thing

Managing Relationships and Doing the Right Thing

Managing relationships and doing the right thing

I've been able to get some people to work together in groups, that didn't happen beforehand. And I feel quite pleased with that … Certainly the communication and accountability has been much, much, improved, so I'd like to take some credit for that … I do like meetings and I do like talking to people … trying to get everybody to believe we are genuinely all in this together, famous last words! (Jack Dodds)

I enjoyed actually – being actually capable of making things happen for the men … for instance, if they had problems with their tools … there's something that they need to get, and the only person that could get ...

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