It's the situation I'm in: the importance of managerial context to effectiveness

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Title It's the situation I'm in: the importance of managerial context to effectiveness
Author Page, Carole; Wilson, Marie Gee; Meyer, Denny; Inkson, Kerr
Journal Name Journal of Management Development
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
Abstract Most research in managerial effectiveness, or competence, focuses upon personal attributes of the individual. This understates the impact of context, which can assist or hinder job performance. A national (New Zealand) survey assessed the impact of 16 environmental variables, four management development variables and two variables reflecting personal skills and abilities, on the ability to be effective as a manager. Analysis revealed eight factors explaining the majority of perceived management effectiveness. The results suggest that support in a variety of forms is a key influence on the ability to be effective as a manager, with particular emphasis on the role of supervisors and subordinates, as well as organisational culture. Organisational level and organisational size interacted with contextual factors. The overall results suggest that, like other employees, managers are more likely to see both their success and hindrances as a function of their environment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02621710310505458
Volume 22
Issue Number 10
Page from 841
Page to 862
ISSN 0262-1711
Date Accessioned 2010-03-16
Date Available 2010-08-13T07:23:40Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Business and Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/33426
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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