The Desktop Manager

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. John Parnell, Belk Chair of Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The article focuses on the concept of the desktop manager. The authors emphasize the effect of technology and Internet on desktop managers. The lack of interpersonal skills as one of the problems that need attention is considered. This problem involves a new kind of desktop manager who works online and sending electronic mails emerges. This manager deals with administrative trivia, also known as administrivia. The authors maintain that this kind of manager can undermine the operations of a company. Suggestions are considered concerning the desktop manager, which can be prevented by careful screening, training, as well as evaluations, by people they manage.

Additional Information

SAM Advanced Management Journal
Language: English
Date: 2006
Management, User Interfaces (Computer Systems), Technology, Technological Innovations, Internet, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail Systems, Electronic Mail Messages

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