Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Is Management Losing Its Touch? By Dr Mario Denton

The current work culture is one of "work harder, work faster and produce the results" which could translate into extremely long working hours and a tremendous amount of self-sacrifice from the majority if work becomes the ruling (but no longer enjoyable) passion of some people.
To compound matters, managers are experiencing the new work arena as different and threatening. The old way of doing things is no longer viable. Managers are pressured to match internationally recognized trends in production, people management and technology.

The major factors negatively influencing the lifestyle of managers are:

  • In-fighting (politics) at work
  • Frustration about organizational structure
  • Lack of mentors to serve as a sounding board for ideas
  • Craving for an alternative way of life
  • Management not being motivating or inspiring
  • Lack of constructive feedback during performance management processes
  • Uncertainty about the future economy
People should lead more balanced lives in order to prevent illness. Stronger emphasis must be placed on self-improvement and the internalization of a healthy and ethical lifestyle. People should strive to update and improve their knowledge base continually through self-insight, training and development, regardless of their seniority in the workplace. Healthy eating and exercise patterns need to be adopted in order to live a balanced life.

It is generally accepted that dysfunctional employees will lead to dysfunctional organizations and a correlation between poor performance and low profits is clear. Healthy staff who feel motivated are vital to success and profitability.

Isn't it time for management to clean up its act and started playing its rightful role? They should be ensuring that a conducive culture and work environment exists, as effective styles of people management are quintessential to optimal productivity.
Send all your managers on a management simulation annually. Boeing 747 pilots required to undergo a simulation test before they can renew their licences every year. Shouldn't your top managers?

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