Employees are considered to be the backbone of any organization, along with customers and other stakeholders. Employee experience will act as the core of the company, and the managers do have a key role to play in it. However, we can see that corporate managers are struggling now. Considering this factor as a core issue, the leaders should reevaluate the roles and needs of managers and support them to respond to the changing needs. Here, we will discuss some tips to improve the managerial effectiveness of modern-day organizations and thereby diagnose and improve the overall health of an organization.
Ram Chary on managerial development
Here are three tips by Ram Chary, management expert, and consultant, on developing managers and improving organizational health.
- Train managers to be coaches
Managers tend to influence the employees and ride the employee engagement. However, many of the managers are not professionally trained or mentored to coach their teams. The ground reality here is that many people are promoted to managerial positions by considering their technical skills and not based on how well they connect with their team. So, to improve the overall organizational health, it is important to develop the soft skills of line managers like emotional intelligence, compassion, empathy, and powerful problems solving skills. These skills, clubbed with day-to-day strategic practices will help to effectively contribute to better work culture and organizational health.
- Strength-based management approach
Offering the right platform, proper delegation, and providing them with the right resources will empower people to discover their talents and work their way up. For this, the corporate mentors should help employees at all levels to develop leadership strengths. Also, giving opportunities for employees to gain mastery of various skills will motivate them intrinsically to put in their best efforts. Usually, companies tend to fall short of effectively utilizing their employees’ abilities as they do not take time to discern and light up the talents of their own employees. While the managers try to seek out the challenges and unique strengths of employees and build such a culture to empower them, the business can remain agile and easily sail through the challenges.
- Equip managers with the apt tools and techniques
Organizations are built in the top-down model, but the managers who reinforce and run this system can guide the employees to get involved. An estimated 65% of the managers are really struggling to perform lately, and they also feel not prepared or equipped to face the modern-day challenges. So, every corporate leader should try to help the managers by providing them with the most sophisticated technology tools and educating them on the latest practices. The standard structures like check-ins, one-on-ones, objective tracking, etc., will help to see the managers and employees focus on and attain short- and long-term success.
While planning to improve the health of your organization, it is essential to first understand where you stand now. Ram Chary encourages the business leaders to raise as many questions as possible about each aspect of the company’s overall culture and managerial excellence to get a baseline idea and plan further steps.