Dr. Michelle Govekar presented the topic of managing to the Executive Classroom on April 15, 2013. The class begun with a discussion of an article entitled “Three Planes of Managing” by Henry Mintzbery. As shown in the picture to the right, the planes of managing revolve around communicating and controlling.
Each plane was reviewed during an in-class activity, where teams were divided up and made to analyze past articles from New York Times Corner Office. Each team member analyzed a specific set of articles, developing questions relevant to the Three Planes of Managing. Following this, the teams collaborated and discussed the questions they brainstormed. Dr. Michelle Govekar explained that the questions brainstormed could be used while meeting with executives in Chicago.