The self-assessment tools can be a good way to test personal, management and organizational abilities, performance and goals. They provide guidance when developing a team or an organization. Also, they help people understand themselves to pursue a suitable career or find their weakness they can try to improve afterwards.
Since the topic of this individual report is the assessment of myself and then to analyze the strength and weakness of me for being a new manager, I would like to start with the question: “What is a manager?”
In “The Practice of Management (1954)” written by Peter Drucker, one of the most influential management gurus, he talks about what it means to be a manager and states that there are five principles of management: 1. Setting objectives
The manager sets goals for the group, and decides what work needs to be done to meet those goals. 2. Organizing
The manager classifies the work, divides it into manageable activities and further divides the activities into manageable jobs. He/she then groups them together to form an organization structure and selects people to accomplish the tasks that need to be done. 3. Motivating and communicating
The manager creates a team out of the people that are responsible for various jobs. He/she does that through decisions on pay, placement, promotion, and through his/her communications with the team. Drucker also referred to this as the “integrating” function of the manager. 4. Establishing measurements of performance
The manager establishes appropriate targets and yardsticks, and analyzes, appraises and interprets performance. In addition, the manager also communicates the meaning of the measurements and their findings to his/her subordinates, superiors, and colleagues. 5. Developing people
With the rise of the knowledge worker, this task has taken on added importance. In a knowledge economy, people are the company’s most