The Golfer

by Arthur Carlisle

Fall 1979

Volume 22
Issue 1

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In this article, the author discusses managerial activities in relation to time effectiveness in business planning and management. He describes that managers often fail to recognize that they are spending their time performing activities that they have always enjoyed rather than directing their efforts toward the carrying out of those responsibilities for which they are being paid a premium over their subordinates. They are paid a premium because to be successful at achieving organizational goals at these levels includes additional responsibilities, such as the design, development, and maintenance of a system which enables their units to operate with maximum effectiveness, and that usually postponed and uniquely managerial planning activity. Managers usually neglect this organizational design aspect of their jobs. The author presents a diagram for work and free time available to managers according to high level and low level management. The diagram shows all the time available to a manager, both on and off the job, the broad classes of responsibilities assigned to him or her and the activities performed to carry out these responsibilities.

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