Management audit (management interviews, management appraisal, human asset review, etc.) is an instrument used to evaluate managers and management teams. The basis of this method is knowledge regarding multiple managers and companies.
A management audit
is recommended when the goal is to adequately fill management positions as part
of more drastic changes within company.
When properly carried out, a management audit achieves two goals:
Ø The management positions are filled adequately.
Ø The managers receive professional consulting services during a process which, for them, is filled with insecurity and sometimes also fear.
Carrying out the process follows these steps:
Ø Establishing the persons involved and obtaining their information
Ø Personal, confidential, individual interviews
Ø Information regarding their career, personality, condition, and potential derived from the interview
Ø Internal and external reference checks, if applicable
Ø Statements regarding the overall management team, derived from the sum of the interviews – qualifications, motivation, future potential, etc.
Ø Compilation and discussion of the results in summary form and in personal feedback interviews
Ø Derivation of personnel measures
Ø Derivation of the required continuing education requirements and, if applicable, change processes that need to be initiated (projects)
Ø Personal coaching for those affected, on a case-by-case basis
Required change processes are typically supported, rusty motivation structures are forced open, cultural change is initiated.