Management Fix

Eduardo Espinheira
2 min readSep 30, 2020

Here is your weekly dose of Human Management with some more food for thought to leverage your growth.

Since we believe the Management Fixes are common and typical, every description is created and adapted from articles, blog posts, and definitions from other sources and authors.

A MngtFix is an actionable solution for a problem with pros and cons to be evaluated by a human manager.
This week’s MngtFix is…

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By definition, a job description is a list of the responsibilities that you have and the duties that you are expected to perform in your work. (1)

Generally includes duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope, and working conditions of a job along with the job’s title, and the name or designation of the person to whom the employee reports. (2)

From the organization’s perspective, the job description is vital in ensuring that the position’s applications closely match the needs of the role itself. It helps HR departments and external recruiters to streamline the selection process and receive a high concentration of candidates who are suitable for an interview. or other selection. (3)

When well-written, it produces a realistic picture of a job and answers the question: “What does the person in this role do?”. (4)

There are many benefits of having a comprehensive job description given by a company. Some of the advantages of the job description are:
- Helps companies understand the type of candidate they should search for based on the title, position, and location
- Employees are well aware of their job roles & duties
- The job description helps in understanding the workplace environment, benefits, and other details for a prospective employee
- Helps in better recruitment & selection
- The job description highlights all the requirements, objectives & goals that it wants an employee to perform. (5)

Without a job description, it is challenging for a person to commit or even be held accountable. Job descriptions improve an organization’s ability to manage people and play roles. (6)

Usual Suspects

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Eduardo Espinheira

Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories