In today’s world, Great managers are critical and imperative to the success of any organization. ‘Great’ managers are different from ‘good’ managers in driving results by getting the very best of the out of the people/teams they manage. They are comfortable to entrust responsibilities to the employees and also involve them in decision making and improvement. Our research on “What Great Managers do” has evolved the R-OPTI model where Great Managers drive results through people performance, team effectiveness, organization vision and individual credibility. It is important that organizations identify their “Great Managers” and reward them as well as groom them as the organization’s future leaders.
In an organizational context, ensuring that desired results happen is a critical competence of great managers. They are focused on getting results and know the outcomes they have to produce very well. They also ensure that the team and various stakeholders are aligned to this objective.
A great manager ensures that his/her actions are aligned to the organizational plans. He/She deeply believes and works towards materializing the organizational strategies. They live the organizational values and always have the best interest of the organization in mind.
Great managers are able to drive performance of individuals who work with him. They are adept in getting the right commitment from different individuals and align them to a common purpose. He/She drives performance through understanding individual strengths, motivation factors of individuals and providing right feedback and developmental inputs.
Great managers are able to align their team to the common goals, build great relationship with team members, facilitate effective functioning of the team, and make them believe that they are a valuable part of the overall organization and hence generate pride.
The great managers possess exceptional individual credibility that drives trust and influence for them. They are honest, show self-less dedication, empathetic and leads by example
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Dr. Sandeep Krishnan
Director, People Businesss Consulting
Country Lead, People Business Consulting