Friday, April 5, 2013

Stop Managing...

''What is Management? This was the final question asked to me during my entrance to my B school.

Without much thinking pat came my revert "management is managing men tactfully".

And I was in!

 At the hindsight when I think I don't feel great on such theory of managing people or managing team.

 Is your team a bunch of sheep that you will manage?

Are they to be herded like animal?

Are they to be controlled like robots?

Such mentalities make me think of  myself  like a Supervisor whose job is to keep an hawk eye on the people and draw sadistic pleasure of so called managing people and this an attitude of high handedness oozes out of your personality.

After one and half decade later I started thinking, what is true Team Management?

Do the people need your managing skills or they need your helping hand?

This made me change my approach towards people in my team by 180 degrees.

An occasional and unintended "help" to some people during my  journey of discovering people potential   made me to think of making it as a Management practice.

My realization made me replace all "management" word by "helping" in my practice of performance enhancement.

When you do this small change in your day today vocabulary, then ''I manage the  team to achieve the organizational goal" metamorphosis into "I help the team to achieve the organizational goals".

When you replace all "managing" in your lingo by  "helping" you "feel" the change not only in in your team but  in the whole environment.

When as a team the objective is to achieve a common goal then why manage and why not help?
Ask yourself.

Now turn the table on yourself and see if you want to be "managed" or to be "helped".

However the greatest effect of  this small change is not on your team but on You.

You will feel more satisfied and your yearning for contribution to the society will start fulfilling today.

Helping rather Management makes you feel contented and happier about what you do in your life.

Don't believe it .Try it!!

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