Communication becomes extremely important for effective management of self and others. The most challenging aspect of 21st century management is managing change, which should be accepted by managers as an inevitable, yet important, aspect of management. Managing change at an organizational level requires a great deal of activity on maintaining relationships at all levels (Duck, 1993). Managing change can be successfully only through a systematic approach by the involvement of entire leadership team. Another challenge to contemporary management is provision for continuous challenges to the knowledge workers, without which knowledge workers could lose enthusiasm; and business could lose its competitiveness in the market. Drucker (2007, p.168) asserted ‘managing oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs. It requires new and unprecedented things from the individual, and especially from the knowledge worker.Drucker’s philosophy on contemporary management is highly required for enhancing my leadership skills and becoming an effective manager. From a leadership perspective, I will have to adopt practices that will involve my team members in critical decision making, improving quality and productivity of work. Secondly, instead of ordering them with to-do activities, I will delegate this responsibility to senior members of the team so that they can use their expertise and identify the right people for different activities. In order to enhance overall learning and knowledge, I will cross train team members on different activities, so that all team members are aware of doing different tasks; this will also help in managing work at the time of crisis or work overload. I will also try to share more information related to management, their future. New Organization Change Philosophy.
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