EASY & EFFECTIVE
Everyone including me want our life to be EASY and EFFECTIVE. when I said everyone I mean it. In life all of us want things to be simple but most of the time we find things are complex. Here "THINGS" can be situations, issues, challenges which includes people whom we face while we are moving towards achieving our GOALS.
I was recently interacting with the Marketing head of an organization who are into automobile component industry. As we were discussing he was saying that there are many things to handle and lot of expectations of people need to be fulfilled. I could sense a kind of pressure going on in him, when I probed he said that it is not easy to handle the situations as many variables come in between. When I asked him about the goals and plans which they work on towards achieving their goals . He was saying that, "yes, we do work on it but before we accomplish our assignments that are currently in hand, it becomes tough for us as we need to work on other assignments that demands our attention as well, so we handle multiple assignments and projects parallely." As we discussed ahead, he was sharing how it is essential and important to handle emergency situation. I asked him so what he do during those time? He said, "we give more importance to solve the emergency situation in hand and as we come down to the one that we have planned we would have lost considerable time and now this assignment which should have completed 80% become urgent"
This is called CRISIS MANAGEMENT which happen most of the time.
What we want? and as a manager especially?
What we want? and as a manager especially?
Every one want to be a manager.
Every other manager want to be effective.
Every other manager want to fulfill their goals set and do more than that.
Every other manager want to do something creative.
Every other manager want to bring something new in their team.
Every other manager want to GROW to reach higher level.
But when you really ask them or if you are one then you will find out that it is tough and you need to put lot of effort in realizing the above wants.
So how your life will be if you can accomplish things with ease and you are effective in doing what you do?
I am sure you in what ever capacity want it. Let us see how to make our life EASY and EFFECTIVE.
If you want me to ask you few questions here they are.
Do you manage task? or Do you manage situation? or Do you manage people?
If your answer is "Task" then your life is almost running around behind every other task. what it mean is that you will be only behind completing task. There will be no time for anyother thing in your life in terms of personal and professional enrichment, satisfaction, growth etc. You might end up as a TASK master.
If you had answered as "Situation" then you will be a "Crisis Master" in the sense that handling situations as and when it arise. And busy all the time handling situations that arise out towards accomplishing your objective.
When I said task master, crises master these managers involve themselves in their tasks and situations only, this is because our action follows where we focus our thoughts. In both case the objective is task and situation and not more than that. managers want accomplishment of their task and handle their situations easily as well as effectively. which they might achieve upto certain extent not BEYOND THAT.
What does this mean?
you will understand when we can look into the answer for third question. If you had answered as "PEOPLE" then this involves delegation of task and trusting them that they can handle their task better. When your task and situation been handled by your PEOPLE who are in executing then your GOALS will be achieved automatically.
Hope you are now clear what I meant. As a manager our job is to manage people of our attitudes, skills and knowledge when we do this then RESULTS happen. That is our team members start managing their task and handle everyother situation that arise easily and effectively.
Our life become EASY and we become EFFECTIVE.
Where ever you are and what ever you are doing now, I invite you to take your time in developing your skills towards managing people.
If in the process you might need coaching or mentorship individually or as a team you are always welcome to call me or mail me.
Let us live our life EASILY and EFFECTIVELY.