chapter  5
Managing to develop
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Good management is a main contributor to the health of an organisation, whether it be a public body or a privately owned company, and whatever its function. As far as the individual is concerned it is never too early to be aware of the management implications of a job, and their importance; nor is there ever a point in an individual’s career at which this ceases to be a major consideration. The practice of any specialism is enhanced if it is consciously wellmanaged. Effective management is not a one-off operation with a beginning and an end, having a single, finite goal in view. Rather it is a continuous process of amplification, something that is constantly being built upon to increase its effect, and effectiveness, throughout the whole passage of a career.