Everyone understands that the role of a manager is of authority thus they try to be stringent with rules that may not seem extremely important. They try to imply their authority by micromanaging the employee’s work and behaviour. They try to show superiority through the knowledge that they have attained and will try and emphasize the work done by them on behalf on the employee. Is this the kind of manager you would like to be?
My previous organisation manager was the perfect example of how not to be all that is listed above. He was I would say an ideal manager even though he was a passed out from the best Executive MBA institutes in India, he never tried to portray his superiority based on his education. It was with pride that he should share his experiences of Executive MBA institutes in India and how they helped him progress further up the ladder of success.
The manager I was talking about previously led me to follow his footsteps. Unlike other managers he emphasised more on being a mentor than being an authoritative figure. He was very approachable and friendly but at the same time he tended to impose work load on the team. He followed these simple mantras:
I have learnt a lot from him and I have gladly followed the same rules that were taught by him. These followings are simple and make you happy. Employees don’t think of you as a villain in an organisation and you get the work done on time with willing team members ready to devote more time to a task if required.