However this virtuous cycle can turn into a vicious cycle. If an artist performs on the stage and people boo the artist, the confidence of the artist goes down. It affects the art of the artist as well. Even when people do not react to the performance, as if the artist was not there, that breaks...
The Middle Riddle
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.
I don't agree that the middle management is responsible for their plight. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure that the middle management which is the backbone of an organisation thrives. The first and most important mechanism I feel is continuous and transparent communication.
The ability to perform a balancing act between hierarchies and perform and deliver as a leader as well as a follower simultaneously, while switching roles between the two constantly, is also a trait that needs to be valued and developed.
How do you decode the Middle Riddle? What are the most relevant issues involved with middle managers in the organisations? NN The middle managers are secreted assets of an organisation and they play a pivotal role to achieve business objectives. While the top and senior managers are responsible to...
When interacting with subordinates, on the other hand, they adopt a more assertive high-power behavioural style. People should know how to play what is expected of them.
Important for middle managers is not only to limit itself to championing a healthy IR system for the enterprise but also to influence the policy making activities, both at enterprise level and industry level by identifying key issues where kind intervention of Government is need of hour.
If the bigger title is misunderstood with growth, the middle lot is likely to have frustration. Although many organisations today have started giving bigger designations, this would also become a regular practice in upcoming times.
Few middle managers also struggle with the soft skills, giving feedback, setting expectations, developing their team, managing conflict, tracking team productivity, managing communication between teams, recruiting and onboarding the right employees, time management, the wellbeing of employees &...
About the visibility of appreciation, yes, it is a chink in the armour. Despite having admirable Reward and Recognition programs, businesses are yet to experience an ROI from their R&R programs.