“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something!”
Is this quote, the way how management thinks about managing people? Or maybe not?
People management is a skill that few leaders would be having! Good leaders hire talent and mould them into an invaluable asset. Visionary leaders too sometimes would have made management mistakes of course! But if something they did differently was that they had learned from those hurdles and coped up with them like a challenge.
There are mistakes that they would have made or others are making as well. Well they needed to be decoded somewhere. So, here are new people management tips that would be questioning the today’s management:
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Thinking only hiring right talent would help
Even a bright flower would need water; otherwise it would shrink like a DEADHEAD. Same applies with people. You need to motivate them, compensate them, recognize them, and make them really feel like family, support them and finding the ways to their heart. This could even help someone who had hired brains with less talent then more.
Quick to punish or blame employees
Getting to empathize with employees problem would help more rather than blaming them for the situation. It could be like; most of the brains would be facing the same problem that we are ignoring. Throwing employees in front of Bus without any practice.
No Interest in Employee Development
Being an obstacle for the subordinate in having his own develop makes the employees more reluctant to work and feeling the sense of burden. Getting the development of both organization and employee would be more fruitful as compared to restricting their self-growth. For example not allowing your subordinate to work under other team member. Or if the employee is looking to go for some add on courses then not allowing him/her to take leave for assessment day.
Most of the companies do not provide recognition to employees, as they see the cost involved in it. The benefits are given to employees who are only having good vintage in an organization or playing mind games with management. In this way, loyal birds feel free to fly and make the nest in other organization. People go extra mile when they are appreciated, motivated and provided with support at right time.
Not listening to their people
Organizations sometimes are not willing to hear the actual voice of its employees, and they tend to be more profit oriented. They want their order to be obeyed and followed rigidly and not empathizing with people who are facing the problem. For example, Not realizing that sales employee have given his 100% but he could not do his job well because there is no target customer in the region provided to him, his appraisal rating was poor and he left the organization. This is because they have not heard him in the right way. Instead of solving his problem he was given poor rating.
Reluctance to change:
Management is reluctant to change in many ways, due to which employees feel burdened and in long term they leave the organization. Many organizations wants their employee to come on Saturdays/Sundays in the name of extra hours. But in reality the employees who have no hours to rest, no work life balance could not achieve the mental balance and hence it will lead to poor work. Organizations should listen to its employees and must take actions urgently to cure the problem of employees.
Listening to one side only
Many organizations are boss oriented, i.e., only the boss is right. Hence in case of any issue, listening to the voice of Bosses would not work. Organizations should treat their people equal and there should be open door policy. The respect of each other should be maintained, keeping in mind the hierchy. For example, in between the clashes of S1 and S2 or an employee, S2 was keeping only one view of an employee that S1 was projecting. Even though the subordinate was good performer, his performance credit was being taken by his S2. Which ultimately lead to frustration of an employee and he quit the company.
Failing to provide clear goals and reporting managers
An employee not provided what are his/her responsibilities would not know what is expected out of him or her which will lead to miscommunication, double work done and conflicts. Resolving this could be done by proving the goal sheets, KRA's timely to employees so that they could understand and work in similar way.
It is never easy to look on other side of the coin when you are stick to one side of coin. Not only management, but also the employees should consider the long term perspective of the organization. There should be a sense of care in between both. There should be a sense of ownership from both ends of the coin.
After all, a car could only move smoothly if each tire is working well!