Definition of self-management in English:

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self-management

Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈmanəjmənt/

noun

1Management of or by oneself; the taking of responsibility for one’s own behavior and well-being.
Example sentences
  • Parental supervision is needed for young children, but progressive responsibility for self-management is given with advancing maturity.
  • Performance management is central to self-management.
  • The course students attended introduced the concepts of health promotion, lifestyle behaviors, self-management, and other general health and wellness information.
1.1The distribution of political control to individual regions of a state, especially as a form of socialism practiced by its own members.
Example sentences
  • Having broken with the Soviet Union in 1948, Yugoslavia introduced a milder version of socialism that was based on common ownership and self-management.
  • In the aftermath of assimilation, and then integration, self-determination and self-management became the central terms of policy.

Derivatives

self-managing

adjective
Example sentences
  • As educators we need to recognise that the world for young people has altered dramatically and that schooling also must change to develop self-managing individuals.
  • Functioning more as self-managing enterprises than pure public utilities, the water plants no longer receive direct government subsidies.
  • I can see the blogosphere as a big online community/message board that is made up of self-managing interest groups.
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