Do You Intentionally Try to Be a Difficult Manager?
Most managers would frown if I asked them “Do you intentionally try to be a difficult manager?” With all of their business deliverables, managing employees usually drops to the bottom of the pile of priorities. Business is demanding and it takes a lot of planning and organizational skills to keep on top of all of the activities in a given day. Temptation is to let the employees fend for themselves, unless there is an issue that needs to be addressed.
A difficult manager is one who ignores employee’s needs, strikes out in frustration or doesn’t appreciate the contributions each person adds to the success of the team. A poor manager sometimes just doesn’t know what to do and is probably overwhelmed.
The following article was posted on MBA Highway — “Are You Guilty of Being a Bad Boss? 5 Ways to Tell” by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran.
If you are managing people, you know how tough it can be. You’re balancing the business goals and the demands of your job, along with the people you’re responsible for. You know the jokes about bad bosses and quite frankly, you haven’t given any thought about whether or not that might be you.
The more time you spend effectively working with each individual, the more productivity you will receive back. If you find yourself impatient with your employees, demanding them to step up to the plate and not supporting them, then consider this:
they are people…first…employees…second.