management toolAny “tool” (e.g., charts, pay scales, policy manual, etc.) that a manager needs to fit the correct number of people with the right skills and capabilities into an organisational structure, while controlling their activities, evaluating their work and compensating them appropriately.
Examples, clinical laboratory management tools
• Organisational chart, in which the worker(s) is placed according to a hierarchy of power.
• Job description, which details his or her duties and responsibilities.
• Job grades and a relative value schedule.
• Pay scale.
• Fringe benefits package (“perks”).
• Orientation checklist, in which a new employee is educated as to their exact role.
• Administrative policy manual.
• Personnel policy manual.
• Job performance standards.
• Job performance evaluation, performed periodically.
• Personnel record file.