Perhaps one of the most exciting and challenging changes that comes with moving into a management role is the need to take a more strategic view of the work you are doing. You need to develop a greater awareness of how your own work, and the work of those in your department, fits with the strategic vision of the company.
Productivity rises when people have a positive attitude towards their work. Having good management practices where managers are flexible and are customer and staff focussed helps to create a positive attitude and a productive workplace. Efficient systems and processes and a safe and pleasant work environment also contribute to optimism and efficiency.