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Hi --

I have an interview coming up.  One of the reasons I'm thinking of leaving my current organization is that I don't believe we're being managed well and I don't see hope of change.

I'd hate to just move to another poorly-managed organization.   While it's inappropriate to inquire about my interviewers' opinions on management, what are some things I can listen for that might help me gauge the environment?

 

Thanks!

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I like asking What Does Success In This Position Look Like?  You can get a lot from how they answer it:

-- Do they sound like a micro-manager "do as you are told, toe the line, etc"?

-- Are they coaching/supporting "formulates plans, meets objectives, focuses on the customer, etc"?

-- Are they managing at all; can they actually answer that question?

S