What is the definition of a good manager?
Management has become an important discipline today and manager at any level in the organization palys a vital role--what we are experiencing today in the american economic meltdown is to a great extent Failure of "Modern manager"--hence it becomes important to study the essence of a good manager--
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Management and manager are two very popular words. A massive amount of research is carried out about them, and thousands of new books are published on various types and aspects of management every year all over the world. Yet the there is no consensus among authors and experts about a concise yet all inclusive definition of management.
Yes, we know in general what management is, who is and who is not a manager, and what type of work manager do. But we cannot describe managers in a way that covers everything that can be yet excludes everything they are not supposed to be. In short, we cannot define the term manager with the kind of precision generally associated with definition. However, I will try to describe in short what managers do which distinguishes them from all other professions.
We find managers in every organization and in every type of activity. There is no work where managers are not present, or at least, cannot contribute. In such a vast variety of work what is the common contribution of managers? I can think of only one appropriate answer: Effectiveness. Whatever the organization or work managed, the managers are responsible for ensuring that the organization and the activities performed by it produced the desired result, that they achieve the intended objectives.
Once we agree on the above description of core work of managers, we can say good managers are managers who achieve good results for the organizations and work managed by them.
Authors and experts ave identified many personal qualities and work skills that are generally found in good managers. But the presence of these qualities and skills in itself does not qualify a person as good manager. It is the quality of the result produced, that differentiates good managers from others.
Good managers are basically people who work hard and are efficient. Good managers are not born as or they are not made by training.. Good managers are people who themselves want to achieve excellency in there tasks and work hard for it, encouraging other people to do so.
Some qualities that makes up a Good Manager, are as follows:-
It includes the ability to understand difficult ideas and dealing with different issues
To be able to suggest solutions to problems and take control of situations
To be willing and able to lead others and to set an example.
- Assertiveness and determination
To be able to take command of others and to push through ideas and policies to their conclusion.
- Communication Skills
To be able to put ideas and messages across to sub-ordinates in a clear way which will encourage them to respond positively.
- Energy and Enthusiasm
To set high standards of effort and involvement so that others are encouraged to act in similar ways.
You must be probably thinking that not everyone will have the qualities and skills needed to become a successful manager. Training and human resources development programs can help to give employees the skills needed to manage but, without the personal desire to lead and control, some employees are likely to remain in sub-ordinate position.
TASKS OF AN EFFECTIVE AND GOOD MANAGER:-
- Plan for the future
- Organize and Delegate
- Co-ordinate departments
- Command and guide others
- Control and access the work of departments
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