Managerial Skills | IIBS B-School Bangalore

Posted by Dr Rajasulochana A.L. On 05/10/2021 09:54:29

Managers at every level in the management hierarchy must exercise three basic types of skills: technical, human, and conceptual. All managers must acquire these skills in varying proportions, although the importance of each category of skill changes at different management levels.


Technical skills refer to the ability and knowledge in using the equipment, techniques, and procedure involved in performing specific tasks. These skills require specialized knowledge and proficiency in the mechanics of a particular. Technical skills lose relative importance at higher levels of the management hierarchy, but most top executives started out as technical experts.

Human skills:


Human skills refer to the ability of a manager to work effectively with other people both as individuals and as members of a group. Human skills are concerned with understanding people. These are required to win the cooperation of others and to build effective work teams.

Conceptual skills: involve the ability to see the whole organization and the interrelationships between its parts. These skills refer to the ability to visualize the entire picture or to consider a situation in its totality. These skills help the managers to analyze the environment and to identify opportunities. Conceptual skills are especially important for top-level managers, who must develop long-range plans for the future direction of their organization.

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