Do you often have a sneaking suspicion upper management is paying more attention than normal to the functioning of your department? Does conversation stop when you enter the boardroom? It could be that your bosses are concerned with your management style and are looking for opportunities to improve morale and boost productivity. If you’re worried about the longevity of your employment, you might want to be wary of the following five signs of trouble:
- You don’t believe in collaboration and you would rather rule from a position of power. While this approach might stroke your ego, chances are mighty good you’re going to have a high staff turnover rate. Your superiors might soon realize that those turnover expenses can add up quickly and the more financially fiscal option is to remove the pain point instead of continually training new staff.
- You think information sharing should be on a ‘need to know’ basis and as far as you’re concerned, you’re the only one that needs to know the majority of management information. Good luck with that approach when it comes time to fill vacant management positions.
- You only ask for feedback from staff if upper management insists. You’ll develop much more loyal employees by welcoming feedback and suggestions. Employees that feel they are being heard and are valued members of a team tend to stick around for the long haul.
- You hold the purse strings mighty tight and are hesitant to approve expenditures. Your staff is likely to be much more productive when they know necessary resources will be made available when needed. Your frugality could actually be costing the company sales and improved productivity.
- You make a lousy doctor. When a problem arises, you treat the symptoms but never dig in to discover the underlying causes. Unresolved issues tend to fester and cause an even greater problem further down the line.
If any of the above-listed points sound familiar, it might be time to reboot your management style. Supervising from a place of camaraderie and cohesion is likely to result in a far greater upside for your company (and possibly your salary too). If you continue to ‘rule’ like a tyrant, it could definitely backfire on you in the end. A quick review of the history books should be enough to convince you that a tyrannical tight hold will only last for so long.
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Helen Henderson says
I have been in situations where I thought the manager on duty was not fit for the job. As a normal worker, how does one bring that conversation up?
Jimmie Sanders says
Information sharing is the problem at the place I work. Everything is withheld like it contains nuclear secrets and that is just not the case 75% of the time. It would be nice to have everyone on the same page.
Daniel Kott says
You make a lousy doctor? LOL. That is one that made perfect sense to me after realizing the managers that “manage” me are a bunch of a-holes!
Kurt McCarty says
The really sad thing is that if you are NOT aware of these 5 things your management style is doomed from the start!
Toni Hunt says
Exactly. How many managers that you have dealt with in your life could even say they have these issues?
Barbara Williams says
Startup news is the best videos series I have seen in a long time. I like being able to learn about new companies before they are large enough to be well known in all areas of the world.
Richard Torres says
LOL. I love the Office Space movie. If anyone thinks they are looking up to the manager that is Lumberg, they need to have a talking to.
Helen Hersey says
Startups are fun to read about. New companies that are taking the bull by the horns and making a difference, in most cases. Thanks for sharing!
A new Way Of Technology says
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Startups. Regards