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2008.1114

New Dean Attempts to Train More Future Managers

<p>By Kevin Tang<br /> Campus Reporter</p> <p>While starting a new College of Management at National Taiwan Normal University, Andy Chen (陳文華), dean for the college, shared his plans of educating future managers during an interview at his temporary office today.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our education at the college is aimed at giving future managers the skills, such as predicting future flows, which may come in handy in the real world,&rdquo; Chen said.</p> <p>He suggested those whoever are interested in becoming managers to open their minds to the world, explore as much as possible on every aspects of life and react as swiftly as possible to fit themselves into the changing world, especially when the economics is growing sluggishly today.</p> <p>&ldquo;The world is in a state of constant change now,&rdquo; Chen said.&nbsp; &ldquo;And people who can deal with it are undoubtedly the most competitive group in the job market.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chen also emphasized the importance of networking and public relations in the field of management and encouraged students to actively meet as many different people as possible.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a manager, knowing how to solve a problem is indeed good,&rdquo; Chen said.&nbsp; &ldquo;But knowing a person who can solve the problem might be helpful as well.&rdquo;</p> <p>In that respect, Chen advised students to be aware of communication skills and business ethics.</p> <p>&ldquo;A manager is a leader of a group after all,&rdquo; Chen said.&nbsp; &ldquo;And a leader is not obeyed when he can&rsquo;t make himself understood, nor is he respected when he lacks even the most basic ethics.&rdquo;</p> <p>When asked if there was any key to success he hoped to share with his students, Chen said that proactiveness was what he expected the most from NTNU managers to be.</p> <p>&ldquo;We can only show students the way in but it will depend on themselves to achieve real success,&rdquo; Chen said.</p>