I am very happy about the stupendous success of the Great Manager Awards 2016. The award ceremony was very touching and struck an emotional cord with the Great Managers and their families.
It therefore gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of The Great Manager Awards – Season 2.
In today’s world, the role of a manager has become very dynamic in the organizations. Increasingly, organizations are realizing and research is proving that managers can play a vital role in achieving multiple outcomes. This has also led progressive organizations to invest in managerial capability development. People Business through its collaborators across the globe and a meta-analysis of peer reviewed research tested the model of managerial effectiveness - R OPTI.
While the fundamental role of a manager is to facilitate achieving the organizational objectives / results, the way he/she goes about doing the same is consistently found to make the difference. From traditional firms to new age start up's and technology based firms, some of the behaviors of managers have been shown consistently value adding. People Business through their research examined the four aspects that helped managers to deliver great results.
- Aligning the Organizational vision
- Enhancing People performance
- Building Team effectiveness
- Maintaining Individual credibility
In the broad scheme of things in the VUCA world, it is important that the manager becomes the torch-bearer and lead his/her team to the desired results. With the diversity in the team, the manager should be able to facilitate constructive conflicts, coach individuals, collaborate with critical stakeholders and ensure that the team’s goals are met. Looking at the research we find that the critical aspect that enables effective role of a manager is the personal credibility. The R-OPTI covers some of the most critical aspects of each of these constructs from research and validated then through multiple interviews with HR Heads of various organizations.
We believe it would be a great opportunity for companies that are investing in managerial effectiveness to measure and also brand their efforts to the outside world. The "Hunt for Great Managers" provides organizations nominate some of their best managers and give then a space where they can benchmark themselves with the best in the country. We firmly believe that our partnership with Times of India in bringing together this initiative will help organizations in India to benchmark, recognize, and enhance their managerial capability!
I once again welcome you to participate in the journey towards enhancing the Managerial Quotient of the country.