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Technical skills

Technical skills are the job-specific knowledge and techniques needed to proficiently perform work tasks. These skills tend to be more important for first-line managers because they typically manage employees who use tools and techniques to produce the organization’s products or to service the organization’s customers.


Technical skills are the manager’s ability to understand and use techniques, knowledge, and tools and equipment of a specific discipline or department.


Technical skill is the knowledge of an ability to use the processes, practices, techniques, or tools of a specialty responsibility areas. Examples of the technically skilled are accountants, engineers, salespersons, and quality control specialists. The manager needs enough technical skill to accomplish the job for which he or she is responsible.

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