chapter  2
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IMPROVING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS AS A MANAGER

Working in health and social services, you will undoubtedly be accustomed to the language of objectives, targets, ratings, indicators and performance assessment. If you have just moved into a managerial position, clarifying your own objectives and the means of achieving them will inevitably be one of your first concerns. It doesn’t make a great deal of sense to contemplate how you will set about doing a job if you are not clear about what it is you are trying to achieve. If you have been a manager for some time, you should not overlook the importance of reviewing your objectives. Objectives can be used to clarify the purpose of your management activities, and they can also help to identify the processes through which you will make progress.