There is a saying in the corporate world that people do not leave companies, they leave managers. This is pretty much true. I am sure you already have or working under someone who intimidates you & gets on your nerves. The manager or your boss is senior to you, he has more experience, has a better pay-check but still is a jerk. Why? There are 5 reasons why managers fail.
#1: They can’t keep personal & professional things apart.
I had a boss of mine in my previous company. He was a friend also. We used to go out drinking & on trips and did all kind of fun. However, whenever there was a work-related conflict, he would take that personally & his behavior used to change completely.
He used to stop talking to me in the team about work or anything. Initially, I thought that maybe I overstepped but I saw that happening multiple times, I understood that he has issues keeping things at their places. There, he failed as a manager.
Ego kills most of the relations. Be it work partners & life partners. As a manager you are not supposed to do everything on your own, you have been assigned to get the work done from your team.
When someone is egoistic, this breaks the chain of communication, which eventually hampers the work. So, keep your ego outside when you step in your workplace.
#3: They listen to respond
This is a major issue which I feel all of us have. As a manager, I am sure you know more than everyone else, but there is no harm is listening to your associates patiently. We have 2 ears & 1 mouth, so that we can listen twice than we talk. However, this is reverse with a lot of people.
As a manager you are not only responsible for the company goals but you are also a leader. Your team looks up to you, this is why they come to you when they face a problem. A good listener always gains trust more than anyone else. A manager is as good as his team. If your team does not trust you, you failed already.
#4: They procrastinate things
Procrastination is a real issue. Yes, as a manager you have to prioritize a certain things, but if you keep pushing the notebook all the times, you are going to lose.
My previous boss was an assertive guy. He certainly is very good at what he does but he takes a lot of time is fixing things up. This was irritating as you can not be a snail on a highway.
#5: They are bosses not leaders
There is a huge difference between a boss & a leader. A boss manages their employees, while a leader inspires them to innovate, think creatively, and strive for perfection.
Every team has a boss, but what people need is a leader who will help them achieve greatness. If you do not think about your team before you, that makes you a boss.
So these were 5 points which indicate why managers fail. You may reach back to us in the comments section or email us at [email protected] for any queries. Do leave a comment.