Friday, November 12, 2010

Weird Management Styles!

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“I am fade up with poor jokes which he cracks. I have to laugh unnecessary. I never liked that.” one employee had told me the reason behind his resignation. I don’t know the real reason behind his resignation. People sometimes share peculiar things about the organization, team and their bosses when you speak informally with them on a lunch table. Sometimes their comments are weird, but can help you a lot to improve the behaviour of managers.

“He is so perfectionist that I can not tolerate it more. Does the font size & colour matter? He asked me to rework 3 times on data due to this reason!” One employee shared. There are different management styles people follow. I am not talking about the formal and professional management styles. There are different customized styles; managers adopt to survive in the organization. Nourishment of these management styles are done by the culture of the organization.  

If you are in a canteen, cafeteria or near water cooler, you will listen comments similar as mentioned below.

“He likes YES MAN and I am not a YES MAN, hence I decided to change the job.” – Isn’t it Yes Sir Management Style?

“I don’t know what I am doing. He calls us for the meeting and speaks for a day. These all are sermons. Are we here for listening sermons? After the sermons, we ourselves have to do the work.” – Management by Sermon!

 “Whenever I go for asking something to him, he tells different reasons for not doing that. He has lot of excuses with him for anything.”- Management by excuses!

“He called me yesterday at home in the morning and wasted my 2 hours. He spoiled my Sunday. My husband was very unhappy with this.” One women employee had shared with me sometimes 3 years back. The person had to call employees (mostly female employees) to get the information about other employees. – Isn’t it Management by (only) Networking?

“See his style; he knows everything about his boss. He knows his favourite food, likes and dislikes. As he does this all for, he also expects same from us.”-  Management by cheering

“He does not know the market, he believes only on paper and everything in black and white. He should understand that there is gray colour also in this world. He knows only policies, procedures and rule book and insist them on us” – Management by rules? 

Employees try to adjust their styles with these management styles. But when such styles become habits of the person, employees get frustrated while tuning their style with others. This is tagged as unprofessional and can be the reason of leaving the job.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good one, how you create such ideas sir?

Smruti

Vaishali Pargaonkar (Gandhi) said...

Very true...
These various 'customized' styles of management exist because the personality (personal nature) of each manager, perceptions about being an effective leader, personal and professional experiences vary from person to person. The permutations and combinations of these elements give birth to different management styles. After all, there is no defined thumb rule of how a team should be managed. What works in one organisation may not work in another. What works with one individual may not work with another.

TUSSHAR said...

Good one It reflects your creative insights and your involvement in your assignment.

Tushar.

Anonymous said...

Resignation is a Part of Discussions for other People of the organisation at any place at any time.But todays
organisations &Board level May not be
Getting the Real Picture of the Entire Short Time story.Root out corruption from in side is a Major cause for all.
P.S.Karkare

Manish Patil said...

"Vinod Sir, you are the true speaking tree, u always capture the realities of life and relations very excellently..."

Ajay said...

I am searching for the ways that; how to deal with such situations...?

Ajay

Sananse Sandip said...

Good observation, these are the things which are really ignored and not taken into consideration. These comments are not reflected during the EXIT Interviews.

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