Ten management traps, and how to avoid them

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 18 October 2011




(2011), "Ten management traps, and how to avoid them", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2011.04419gaa.006



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Ten management traps, and how to avoid them

Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19, Issue 7

Denisoff M. and Hamm J. Industry Week (USA) , Spring 2011, Vol. 260 No. 5, Start page: 26, No. of pages: 3

Offers the opinions of selected leading business advisers and teachers regarding the most common management traps that company leaders and managers fall into, and what they can do to avoid continually repeating the same mistakes. Sets out and discusses the ten management traps that lead senior managers to problems and failure, including: failing to deal with the problem before it becomes critical; hindering the flow of bad news; failing to do the work called for by the job; spending too much time on under-performing employees; delaying decisions until it is too late; letting employee enthusiasm die through lack of encouragement; failing to delegate; losing touch with the front-line workers; perceiving employees as simply “cogs in the machine”; and giving only negative feedback. ISSN: 0039-0895 Reference: 40AL033

Keywords: Management techniques, Management attitudes, Senior management, Employees, Manufacturing, Organizations, United States of America

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