A Manager’s success in becoming one of the greatest managers ever depends understanding the managerial duties and responsibilities and ensure the key managerial activities are done well and done right. It is imperative for the Manager to have an in depth understanding of the Managerial duties and responsibilities in the scope of the Manager Job. Given the fact that every organization philosophy is not the same, the nature and kind of people are not the same, it is even more challenging to identify those key common activities of a manager’s role that hold credible in every organization.
Based on research conducted over thousands of managers worldwide, Gallup had identified four key activities to be an effective manager. Playing the role of talent catalyst in the organization is one of the critical aspects of manager job, the managers should challenge the conventional approach of the below listed four activities. So what does the role of Catalyst mean? Briefly, the role of a catalyst that the manager is expected to play in the organization is about releasing each employee’s performance into meaningful performances as per the organization standard. An effective manager is supposed to carry out the four activities as listed below in any organization while handling any amount of people as team members as a role of Catalyst
Selection of the person
Setting Expectations from the team members
Motivate the team members
Develop and nurture the team members
The success of effectively managing these activities as a part of the manager job, it is recommended that you select one team member at a time and spare adequate effort and time. The newer approach to these activities are widely accepted and practiced by the world’s greatest managers and form the part of managerial competencies, the approach to each of these activities are outlined below:
Selection of person: Conventionally, any selection of person in a team is based on the person’s experience, intelligence, persistency etc but the newer approach urges mangers to select people based on the talent. The world over, effective mangers today spend significant time and energy to select talent for the organization and not just mere individuals to fill a role/vacancy.
Setting Expectations from the team members: To fulfill the targets, good managers often contract on the right steps to be taken with the team members. However, one managerial competency that very few managers possess is that of doing the same thing by defining the outcomes and not only the steps
Motivate the team members: Often Managers make the mistake of motivating team members by supporting/helping them to identify and overcome weaknesses and as a result focus on the weakness of individuals. World’s greatest managers in fact focus on the strengths of team members and teach them to capitalize on the strengths.
Develop and nurture the team members: Traditionally, the managers’ role in the team members’ development is outlined to help him to learn and get promoted. However, good managers make a difference if they help the team members to identify the right fit for them.
The background and context of these four key activities to managers’ success in the role of a catalyst is outlined in details in the book, First, Break All The Rules. These activities weave the Managerial duties and responsibilities of every manager job globally.
Category: Talent Management