Where do I stand as a Manager?

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10 Questions - Developed by: Sandra Thomas - Developed on: - 11.003 taken

Based on Google's Eight Good Behaviors from Project Oxygen, this quiz is a quick check-in to evaluate where you stand with your management skills.

  • 1
    How do you relate to your direct reports?
    I have no problem discussing life outside the office, but I usually wait for someone to bring it up.
    I like to get to know my team well-- frequently discussing their interests outside of the office
    I'm strictly business -- focused on communicating work-related information.
  • 2
    How do you set group priorities?
    I take a collaborative approach. I involve team members in goal-setting and strategy in setting the plan.
    I take charge. I create a game plan, consulting with management. I then expect my team to execute.
    I'm hands-off. Once personal objectives are set by team members, I expect them to understand their goals and set their own priorities.
  • 3
    What best describes your style in dealing with issues?
    I have a very specific agenda when I lead meetings: I prefer issues to be addressed in this setting.
    I prefer addressing issues by email since I am generally not available throughout the day.
    I have an open door, and I expect team members to come to me whenever they run into issues or roadblocks.
  • 4
    How do you evaluate your team?
    I have regular meetings with each direct report to discuss progress and areas of improvement.
    I make comments as needed and evaluate my team when I do their formal performance reviews.
    I am very detail-oriented and closely monitor my team's output with metrics.
  • 5
    How do you characterize your feedback style?
    I provide specific feedback when I think it is necessary and constructive.
    Sometimes I provide feedback when an issue arises, but I generally allow team members to come to me with challenges.
    Providing regular feedback is great, but it is not usually one of my top priorities when getting things done.
  • 6
    How do you go about achieving results?
    I help my team prioritize what needs to get done, and help them in making progress toward it.
    I am very detail-oriented and closely track how my team goes about achieving their mandate.
    I feel I work with professionals and they need to take responsibility.
  • 7
    How do you view your team members' individual career development?
    Advancing career opportunities of my team is important. I regularly encourage their development.
    I am committed to my team members' individual development, but rarely have time to discuss it.
    My team members take responsibility for their individual career development.
  • 8
    How do you like to communicate with your team?
    I wait for team members to approach me with questions or problems.
    I prefer to keep the entire team updated by email, and have occasional group meetings.
    I regularly have team meetings to keep everyone updated.
  • 9
    Which best describes your one-on-one communication style?
    I would rather meet with my direct reports at regular intervals.
    Due to my schedule, I find it difficult to have regular one-on-one meetings. I prefer individuals to schedule meetings with me on specific topics.
    I prefer communicating with the whole group.
  • 10
    Which best describes your vision for the team?
    I have a clear vision for the team, which I sometimes share with the team.
    I communicate my vision for the team at the beginning of projects, or as needed.
    I have a flexible vision for the team and I look for their involvement and feedback.

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