A management bug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager's decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.

Manifesto 

We as Human Managers have to make decisions and some of them go wrong and result on a negative impact.
These problems are natural, they are simply bugs, Management Bugs.
They are not unique, they are common and sometimes typical.
Mngt Bugs come in all shapes and sizes and can be related to each other.
We should build a comprehensive database of Mngt Bugs so that we can leverage our own problem identification and everyone else's.

Additional Concepts

Human Management is a movement aimed at igniting change.
Management is part of everyone’s daily lives and should be embraced as one of the most important tasks we have.

Problem Mapping is a technique used to understand thoroughly a problem before coming up with solutions, and, of course, a deck of MngtBug and MngtFix cards could leverage its application. It is best used to perform team and organizational diagnostics to guarantee stakeholder involvement in the definition of the problems and solutions.

Management Fixes are actionable solutions for problems, with pros and cons, to be evaluated by human managers. This concept originated the creation of a database to collect them, and the search for techniques to apply them.

Human Mngt Newsletter

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About the Author

Eduardo Espinheira is a Management Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker with a track record of happier customers. He leverages individuals and teams to achieve excellence through people engagement, change management with best-practices adoption. He is the author of the MngtBugs & MngtFixes concepts, the Human Management Newsletter, and the Machiavellian PM character.