In a factory, the managing director, after finishing his speech asked the officers and workers who formed a part of the audience to put questions if any before him. The managing director had come from another city to deliver the speech/visit the factory and the frequency of his visit was once a year. The people waited for this moment to put their issues especially the worker union.
Apart from those questions, there was a question that gathered full attention of the workers as well as the staff. The question was, ‘Where is our older HR Manager?’ To this, the managing directorhumbly replied that the older manager was earlier transferred and promoted to a foreign location from where he established his own business.
The worker said two or three lines in the praise of that manager and said that he was the one who took real concern about the workers and everyone in the factory. This was an instance of how the better managers leave their impression in the minds of the people even of their locations change. Popularity is through the love and affection of those surrounding them.
A manager is all about making decisions and addressing the concerns of those whopart form of his team. If the decision making takes unnecessary time then the effectiveness of the manager is in doubt. To know how to make decisions is very important to address the concerns of the people.
There are some concerns that are not that useful and the manager might have to say no. So the manager should also know how to say no. Polite and calm behaviour of the manager creates more respect and fear among the people than arrogant behaviour. Communication skills are utmost important to a manager as well.
Many believe that a good manager doesn’t only talk about work but cares about the external affairs of the subordinates. If the manager is only concerned about the work and cares for the work progress of the employees and greets them with a smile on the face, this is enough to gain popularity. What the employees want is that their manager knows them.