THE ISSUE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE CONCEPT OF TOP MANAGER LIFESTYLE
Keywords:Lifestyle, Professional Area, Non-Work Activities, Personal Responsibility, Work Efficiency
The article focuses on the top manager lifestyle. The author describes a structure of time allocation by a top manager to individual activities in both professional area and non-work activities it in the context of responsibility towards himself/herself, his/her family and the company in which he/she functions. Simultaneously, it describes the mutual interaction between efficiency and managerial lifestyle models. The research has been carried out by means of questioning using a questionnaire prepared by the author for this occasion which included closed and semi-closed questions, by means of document analysis method, i.e. the technique of assignment content analysis under the Personal Effectiveness and Managerial Task module (MBA Senior Executive Programme) and by means of questioning using a semi-standardized interview. The exploration technique mentioned as the last one was selected to provide for more detailed information concerning the issue researched. The author has come to a conclusion that the time spent in the working environment is identical for both sexes. The male/female managers differ with regard to the time structure and allocation to individual activities in the area outside the working environment, in particular in children and household care. Female managers spend more time on these categories at the expense of recreational activities, self-education and individual studies. Male managers have a greater part of the time pie dedicated to sporting activities, study and self-education and participation in public affairs. Top managers have high competencies which come with obligations and responsibility for an effective decision-making process, measures and efficient provision of processes related to the set objectives which are in keeping with the company strategy. This responsibility is carried out under the following relationship structure: manager – company, manager – family and manager – him/her self. The ability to coordinate private and working life has a positive impact not only on the psychological and physical sides of the individual in question but also has a significant influence on the efficiency of his/her managerial decisions and productivity of his/her performance at work.
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