CADDManager on May 21st, 2011
This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933), was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior.  She wrote on topics in the early twentieth century, defining Management as “the art of getting things done through people”.  She outlined many philosophical perspectives that have trickled down over the years to now be […]

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CADDManager on May 21st, 2011
This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

I have covered a good amount of this with my Strategic Planning posts, but there is also some additional ideas I want to bring forward. CAD Managers should always be planning.  Short term and long term planning.  Planning their days and weeks and months. Mapping out what they need to do today,tomorrow and next week. […]

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CADDManager on May 21st, 2011
This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Are you an organized person? CAD Managers are called on to organize things.  Processes, procedures, structures, organizations, staff, budgets…  the list just keeps on going.  There are software tools, books, systems, charts and so much more that help people get organized.  Some are better than others at organizing.  I think it is a sign of […]

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CADDManager on May 21st, 2011
This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

I have written extensively on this topic.  CAD Managers need to become CAD Leaders.  They need to move beyond managing and enter the leadership arena. Here are some highlights and posts that you should read. Leadership What makes a Leader? Leaders take Ownership Leadership is Not About You Leaders Provide Vision Value What Value Do […]

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CADDManager on May 25th, 2011
This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Are you coordinated?  Some folks can juggle baseballs, while riding a unicycle, on a tightrope wire.  That would be a stretch for most of us, but some are more coordinated than others. Coordinating is something that CAD Managers have to do every day.  They orchestrate the flow of CAD work, schedule roll-outs and downtime, work […]

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CADDManager on May 30th, 2011
This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

One of the things that I have listed among the seven functions of a CAD Manager is that they need to be controlling things.  Controlling can seem overbearing and annoying to people if it rings of some micromanaging person in your past.  Done right and it is motivating.  Done wrong and it is just annoying. […]

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CADDManager on May 31st, 2011
This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

CAD Managers control many things but the most impact may come from controlling the performance of people. Good Performance in people may fall into the following areas of focus: Keep people focused on what matters most. This may seem obvious, but transferring this concepts to actions may be hard to do. First you need to […]

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CADDManager on June 1st, 2011
This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

The technology in which your firm invests must give your firm an advantage against others. Your firm spends its money on technology that improves the bottom line.  It may also investigate technology that might push them to the front of the tech curve. You are the first line of defense against lagging performance of the […]

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CADDManager on June 2nd, 2011
This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Seven Functions of a CAD Manager

Systems and Standards include the way you do things and what guidelines you use to control the output. Systems: How do you control project setup and initiation? Is there a process you use for that? Do you just let everyone create them as they like? Systems are procedures and processes that assist in formalizing your […]

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