With an ‘Open Door policy’ being adopted in most organisations, employees can get direct access to their superiors. There will be times where they might approach you with ideas or requests that may not be agreeable to you. However, don’t say ‘no’ just yet. Knowing how to effectively communicate a ‘no’ is an art too. Here are six things you can do instead…
Today organisations need to focus on capability building rather than only training, if an organisations want to drive their growth agenda. Here are some guidelines that you could follow.
Most successful and visionary leaders have been able to find a sweet spot between micromanagement and being completely hands-off. And I feel they were probably able to do so because they could read the indicators of micromanagement. Yes, you read that right, indicators of micromanagement mean those signs that will tell you it’s time to control the micromanagement and do some damage control.
As we head towards a new era of the workforce and prepare ourselves to face Organisation 2020; organisation leaders are constantly presented with challenges in managing the human capital. With major socio-economic changes affecting work culture, recruitment, employee behaviour and so on, business leaders need to look beyond ‘management’ of resources.
Working with people who have only seen a world surrounded and driven by technology and instant output, can indeed be challenging. At the same time, vice versa is also true. You can win over the new workforce by helping them manage these 5 challenges that they face.
Traditionally organisations have seen conflict as harmful because they cause unnecessary delays and hence something that must be avoided. However, the new school thinking is that ‘group think’ and lack of diversity almost guarantee a sub-optimal solution. I would say this sort of promotes conflicts. And I think I agree with it. Do you?
As senior management, it is more essential that you step into teams and take on responsibility, rather than step out, monitor from a distance, and leave them feeling rudderless and directionless. Here are some ways that can help you become a better team player in the teams you manage…
‘You don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are.’ – Dr. Wayne Dyner What then defines you as an organisation, or what is your organisation’s culture? And consequently what kind of talent are you attracting as a result
The purpose statement of a business is like an invisible thread that strings its different parts together. And when clearly defined, it gives employees a sense of motivation and inspiration…driving the organisation to do more, do better… Here’s how you can develop a purpose statement for your organisation.
‘I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.’
These were the words of Mahatma Gandhi – a visionary, strategist, stellar leader, and nation builder.
Companies too need leaders who can get along with their people. And not just get along with them, but take them along in their journey.