At CQ Net – Management skills for everyone! we believe that you should have access to the complete set of tools you need to succeed in your daily business. Management skills are truly useful for all professionals. That is why we have compiled extensive but easy-to-understand guides on complex management topics. There it no need to read complex scientific texts - our visual guide distils years of scientific research into ready-to-use methods to help you tackle professional challenges with a clear advantage!
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What is a management toolbox?
Management toolboxes are comprehensive collections of management knowledge, methods and their application relating to particular topics. The toolboxes introduce easy-to-use management approaches and methods you can immediately use in your professional life. The tools we introduce are embedded into a scientific background rooted in management and social science research. We present practical examples from various spheres of work and give plenty of tips from daily practice to supplement important insights from science with practical experience. The toolboxes are filled to the brim with high-quality information and practical tips. They are formatted in a visually appealing way so that you can find all information you need quickly.
What are the benefits of a management toolbox?
Management toolboxes are exactly what the name says: they are collections of tools that you can use in day-to-day professional life. Rather than having to search for information and to apply it, management toolboxes do all this for you. Imagine receiving a box with a vast set of instruments and a fun visual guide telling you exactly how and in which situations you can use which tool, giving you examples, tips and tricks. You can get started with achieving your goal right away. This is why a management toolbox is so beneficial: after looking through it, you can get started with improving your situation right away. Everything you need to know is in the box: how you can help yourself and why, using what tools in which situations, involving whom and when.
What is the structure of a management toolbox?
Each management toolbox is slightly different, but follows the same basic outline:
- Introducing objectives
- Building understanding about the topic using insight from science and practice
- Applying this understanding in practice using examples
- Presenting concrete tools and methods, their pro’s and con’s, and applying them in exemplary situations
As you can see, we triangulate between the best scientific knowledge on management, years of practical management experience, and insight into the world of organizations in various spheres.
Why should I consider a management toolbox?
Many people manage using intuition or believe that „management“ is something only reserved for executives and CEOs. Neither of the two is the case. Managing with intuition may work well, but there is vital information in decades of scientific research that is proven to make decision-making and outputs better. At the same time, management is not a hard skill for leaders – rather, it is a set of soft skills that allow for successful and efficient operation in professional life and encompass anything from leading a team to holding a good presentation. A management toolbox will introduce you to the most important insights of what science has to offer on the topic. It will make the case for why you – regardless of position or qualification – can apply it and show you exactly how. A management toolbox is everything you need to improve your skills and have a long-lasting, positive impact on your professional life.
When should I consider a management toolbox?
A management toolbox is like an all-around guide that can help you, regardless of whether you have a problem or not. If you are facing a particular issue and require a solution, a management toolbox is the ideal first step to solving your problem. It can give you a valuable outside perspective and introduce you to tools and applications you may not be familiar with. For more nuanced problems, you might want to consider a management masterclass or even career counseling.
Even if you have no problem, a management toolbox is an ideal starting point for gaining management knowledge and learning how to apply it best: this could be particularly useful if you are starting a new job, applying for a new position, or are simply curious about what you could do better.