As a manager in the “middle”, some of you may have felt stuck between the demands of senior management and the personal needs of those in your unit. You work under tight constraints and limited resources to balance the organization’s needs, and your employees’ abilities and well-being. My research has found that middle managers, often underappreciated, play a critical role especially during periods of change.
In this topic, you will look at why and how they achieve this and reflect upon yourself in these roles.
The objectives for this topic are to:
- Become aware of the valuable role middle-level managers play in an organization, especially related to managing change.
- Reflect upon your strengths and how you can enhance your ability to enable change.
- Apply this to something you wish to change within your organization.