||Management development is a long term project set for the employees who are managers or have great potential to be managers in an organization. The purpose of it is to improve employee’s ability and organization’s performance.|
Taking the functional approach on which the competency model method was based, this study utilized job analysis, structured interview, and survey to explore the needs of management development for a steel company. Manager’s major managerial activities were investigated first followed by identifying the abilities needed to accomplish each of the activities. Accordingly, this study proposed the required training in conjunction with the promotion path. The results indicated that the crucial management competencies needed to be developed for the (1) top level managers was planning, (2) middle level managers were analysis and planning, and (3) operational level managers were oral communication, coordination, planning, leadership, control, and analysis. The findings of this study not only provide an empirical basis on which promotion decisions could be made in identifying whether the candidates possess the required management competencies, but also provide a practical guideline for the organization’s training needs of management development.