Naturally, the new manager should develop positive interpersonal with his or her subordinates and other professionals working within the organization. In such a way, the new manager should be able to establish positive interpersonal relations that is impossible without communication skills.
At the same time, the new manager should be experienced in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. In fact, planning, organizing, leading and controlling are four functions of management, which are crucial for the effective management. Therefore, if the new manager is not capable to perform either function well, then he or she will likely to fail to meet the goals set by the company. In this regard, the interview with the applicant may help to reveal his or her experience in planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
How would you define your key functions as a manager?
This question will help to identify the key management functions, which the application can match, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling, which are key functions of the management.
What experienced do you have as a manager?
This question will help to uncover the experience of the applicant, how much time he or she worked and what positions he or she held in other organizations.
What do you consider as your priority, when you join a new company?
This question will help to identify priorities of the applicant and his or her ability to develop a clear vision of his or her work in the company.
How would you unite people to each set goals?
This question will help to reveal the leadership skills of the applicant. He or she will reveal his or her vision of how he or she would lead subordinates to reach the strategic goals set by the company.
What system of control do you consider to be the most effective?
This question will help to uncover views of the applicant on controlling and his or her ability to conduct the control effectively.
What factors are crucial for the effective work?
This question can reveal the views of the applicant on the effectiveness of work and this question will help to understand how the applicant can reach the high effectiveness in his or her own performance as well as in the performance of his or her subordinates.
What are your career goals?
This question will help to define ambitions of the applicant and his or her leadership potential.
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