Friday, November 12, 2010
Weird Management Styles!
“He is so perfectionist that I can not tolerate it more. Does the font size & colour matter? He asked me to rework 3 times on data due to this reason!” One employee shared. There are different management styles people follow. I am not talking about the formal and professional management styles. There are different customized styles; managers adopt to survive in the organization. Nourishment of these management styles are done by the culture of the organization.
If you are in a canteen, cafeteria or near water cooler, you will listen comments similar as mentioned below.
“He likes YES MAN and I am not a YES MAN, hence I decided to change the job.” – Isn’t it Yes Sir Management Style?
“I don’t know what I am doing. He calls us for the meeting and speaks for a day. These all are sermons. Are we here for listening sermons? After the sermons, we ourselves have to do the work.” – Management by Sermon!
“Whenever I go for asking something to him, he tells different reasons for not doing that. He has lot of excuses with him for anything.”- Management by excuses!
“He called me yesterday at home in the morning and wasted my 2 hours. He spoiled my Sunday. My husband was very unhappy with this.” One women employee had shared with me sometimes 3 years back. The person had to call employees (mostly female employees) to get the information about other employees. – Isn’t it Management by (only) Networking?
“See his style; he knows everything about his boss. He knows his favourite food, likes and dislikes. As he does this all for, he also expects same from us.”- Management by cheering
“He does not know the market, he believes only on paper and everything in black and white. He should understand that there is gray colour also in this world. He knows only policies, procedures and rule book and insist them on us” – Management by rules?
Employees try to adjust their styles with these management styles. But when such styles become habits of the person, employees get frustrated while tuning their style with others. This is tagged as unprofessional and can be the reason of leaving the job.