A new-age manager must be with managerial style go from formal to casual, from authoritative to democratic or inclusive, from non-hierarchical top-down to bottom up, thus transforming his style from a traditional authority driven into a coach, mentor, guide, and a friend.
Author - Uday Tulapurkar
career spanning 35+ years covers his wide, varied, and rich experience with a unique combination of Plant IR & Corporate CoEHR Roles with both Indian & MNC organizations within India & Global locations. Uday Tulapurkar currently is Jt. President HR and Corp. Head ER/IR for Hindalco Industries, Aditya Birla Group.
As per my understanding one of the reasons in current changing environment could be, the age and experience gap between the Middle Managers and their subordinates has been reduced, which creates competition between them. So, focus has shifted from organisational goal to individual competition.