Is Management Dead?

Do we still need managers? or is it about Leaders now?

We always say that We need someone who inspires employees, a role model, someone who injects the culture of innovation in the organization, someone who makes employees have a sense of ownership and hence become willing to take the lead …. All are traits of Leaders. So are managers needed?

Going back to the saying: Management is doing things right, Leadership is doing the right things …could resolve this question for us.

Leaders draw the road ahead and lead you in the right direction, managers make sure that you get there.

So no management is not dead, but is it done the right way? In my opinion management is the main reason behind the failure of many organizations to reach their goals.  It is managers’ main role to motivate employees to help them achieve.

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It is managers who help employees walk through the path the leaders draw.

 

 

 

So choosing the right manager in the right place is critical to the success of an organization. Steve Jobs said:

“My model of management is the Beatles. The reason I say that is because each of the key people in the Beatles kept the others from going off in the directions of their bad tendencies.They sort of kept each other in check. And then when they split up, they never did anything as good….”

Management should create the harmony that makes people want to give and able to work together. Without that management will kill all chances for success of individuals and hence the entire organization.

Is it your career, your plan? Or should companies take part?

Just read this post:

http://dalemyers.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/its-your-career-your-plan/#comment-333

And I thought, is it really entirely up to the employees to devise their development plan and act on it? OR should companies take part?

What I think is it should be a mutual responsibility. Yes, employees should work on themselves and have their own development plan if they want a career. But companies also have to nurture this if they want to excel. Companies that dedicate budgets for employee development, by maybe sharing expenses with employees often do better than companies that don’t. When employees feel that their company cares they do their best to develop their skills to perform better and hence get promoted. Companies will not devise the path and help achieve it, they will only help out by offering special packages, discounts, sharing of expenses, promotions if certain degrees are earned …..This will definitely create a sense of belonging to the place and will motivate employees to do their best.

What do you think? …..

Waiting to hear your thoughts