||Service industries increase every year in global industry, more and more labors work in this industry, thus this research is aimed at understanding the current situation of management development of first-line manager in service industry. The population of our survey is confined to the first-line manager of service industry. The questionnaire survey was adopte for the study. Of totally 332 distributed questionnaires, there are 91 effective. |
Through statistics analysis, the main results of the study are concluded as follows:
1.About managerial competency demand, “customer service-oriented” and “relationship competencies” are most important in all service industries, “joint venture” and “balance life and work” are relative not important. As the scope of management becomes wider, “nurturing” and “problem solving” become important.
2.As regard to management development techniques, “personal skills training” is most important, “talent selection” is second. Different services industries may use some techniques upon industries characteristics.
3.Management development assessments are not popular in service industries, only “group discussion” and “simulation game” are used often, both of them could be related to work in practice.
4.In all service industries, “on-the-job-experiences” and “management skill training” are most used management development techniques, “evaluate past experiences” and “evaluate competencies” are most used management development assessments.