Saturday, June 03, 2006

We Don't Manage Companies, Departments or Projects

We don't manage companies or departments.

We manage people in companies and departments.

It's people skills and managing them.

We don't manage a project, we manage our interactions and relations with people who implement a project.

We don't manage a stage, we manage the people who follow and implement a system for running a stage show.

If that's the case, how come we don't teach people skills and be people oriented. If communicating with people takes up 60-80% of our time why aren't those skills taught? Why leave it to chance interaction or whether you were fortunate enough to be born with good parents or friends?

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