Strategies for Transitioning into Management

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Making a smooth transition from technical professional to management is critical to your success as a manager. You've already demonstrated your technical expertise; now you're ready to take that next step. In your new role as a manager, you'll use technology in different ways -- focusing on managing production, not production itself. This course outlines management tactics for becoming an effective manager. Specifically, you'll receive tips on hitting the ground running, including how to prepare for the transition into management, develop management tactics and measure your management success. In addition, you'll develop techniques for facing the realities of management, such as understanding the impact of the Information Age on your management role, working effectively with your peers and maintaining a good relationship with your manager. After completing this course, you'll be ready to switch gears from technical professional to effective manager, armed with the appropriate tools for running a successful department.

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This course is designed for technical professionals who are moving into or considering managerial positions within their organizations.

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Transitioning into a Management Role

  • recognize the benefits of applying transition strategies when assuming a management role within an organization.
  • associate the steps for preparing for management with business practices that accomplish each.
  • identify the five management strategies for smoothly transitioning into management.
  • apply managerial strategies to effectively transition into a management role in a given scenario.
  • identify methods for measuring your management success.
  • make recommendations for improving a manager's success based upon an evaluation of a given manager's performance in a scenario.
  • Dealing with the Realities of Management

  • recognize the benefits of applying managerial strategies to address characteristics of the 21st century organization.
  • identify management practices that address the influences of the information age on the 21st century workplace.
  • identify practices that effectively apply the strategies for managing former peers in the workplace.
  • identify the management strategies for working effectively with peers.
  • apply strategies for creating a positive working environment when working with your peers in a given scenario.
  • associate strategies for maintaining a good relationship with your manager to management practices that accomplish each.
  • use effective management activities to maintain an effective relationship with a boss in a given scenario.
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