Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The 'Good' Manager

Human Behavior

Alfred Hitchcock is probably the finest example of a highly tuned person, with a quirky sense of humor to deliver his perception, to human behavior. 

The expression of 'good' and 'bad' is an overwhelming unit of measure used in a human's routine life. Every artifact in the strata of modern life, financial, business, political, social, professional or personal, is designed to reflect this common understanding.

'Behavior' is also probably the most misconstrued perception that defies gravity and takes off as suits the direction in which social  winds blow. Personal inclinations, prejudice, comfort and safety will always define how standards or rules evolve to define acceptable human behavior in the future due to the intricate network of commitments at the various levels of life. So, it is safe to surmise that no drastic change from the past understanding of 'good' or 'bad' is likely except probably in the way compromises or levels of it, will shape up due to  implementations of policies. What this translates to, in simple words, is the perspective or context in which attitude, actions may get interpreted as behavior.

Because of the paradigm of understanding 'behavior' in the context of 'good' or 'bad', vilification of the 'manager class', as happens in say, an Agile community, or the glorification, as happens among the uneducated or the lesser educated class, will define how management schools may 'create' the 'employee' class and the 'manager' class of the future.

In one of my visits to a well-endowed and established private universities, in India, it was appalling to see a toilet in a dilapidated and ill-maintained state that one would not even see at the infamous Government institutions. The mind invariably makes a judgement at the kind of administration and management existing in that university or (in a logical perspective) a 'unique' and unknown technique of giving out 'wrong' impressions to satisfy 'jealousy' or 'extortionist' elements of the society that come to inspect or to check.

So, 'judgement' is a defining factor in understanding how 'organized' work, thought process or output will evolve in an 'organization'.


This post was inspired by the following points that I came across on an online tutorial post that gave me a nourishing subject to test my experience, maturity and knowledge!

o  Explain how a manager’s behavior can affect the productivity of his or her workers.
o   Describe the types of management action that align with employment laws and those that do not.
o   Describe best practices for working within a diverse work environment.

To be continued...