How will the trend towards a more decentralized organizational structure affect what will be asked of you as a new manager?
experts say that organizations are becoming increasingly decentralized, with authority, decision-making responsibility, and accoountability being pushed farther down the organization.
As a new manager, you will be asked to take on more responsibility in a decentralizing business world than would have been asked of you in past times. Instead of being able to lean on the people above you in the hierarchy, you will need to be able to make decisions on your own. This will mean that you will need to be more confident and more decisive than would once have been the case. You will need to be more independent and able to think for yourself.
In general, this represents both a blessing and a curse to you. You will get to be more autonomous and have more power, but you will also have the stress of being the person who must make many decisions without anyone to support you.