How Managers are Judged

judgeAs a manager you’ll find that conducting performance evaluations is one of the most difficult parts of your job. What you mightnot always realise, though, is that someone-somewhere- is preparing to evaluate your performance as a manager as well.

So what criteria are used to evaluage the performance of a manager? Consider the following:

  • Are you skilled in all three of the management roles we’ve been discussing – interpersonal, informational, and decision making?
  • Are you able to set and achieve goals on your own?
  • Are you an inspiring and effective leader?
  • Do you and your team make your customers happy?
  • Do you make efficient use of the resources and talents that have been made available to you?
  • Are you capable of taking advantage of the diversity found within your work group?
  • Are you ethical in your decision making process?

If you can answer YES to all of the questions above than you’re doing a pretty good job. If not, you’ll need to take a step back and determine why the answer was NO. Are there things you need to change about the way you interact with your employees? Should you be more controlling or give your team more free reign? Your ability to answer these questions and then respond to them will determine your success as a manager. Good luck!

Thanks again,


Sean McPheat

Managing Director

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Updated on: 3 July, 2009

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