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.
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.