The world of business is competitive, there is no doubt about it. The goal of the game is making money: Driving growth and reaping profit. As the competition becomes more intense the stakes get higher and our emotions can often let us down.
In this competitive ‘dog-eat-dog’ environment an inherent human tendency will sometimes emerge. Employees can start to adopt an “us vs. them” attitude, even within the same company. Your teams will then start to compete with each other, and not in the good sense. Different parts of the organization may try to out maneuver each other, sometimes in front
It’s clear to see that workplaces are shifting. It is perhaps not surprising then, that the role of the manager is shifting also, and companies need to follow suit and evolve too. Is it time to overhaul your company’s management operating system?
Understanding Today’s Manager Role
In today’s business world, there is an increase in employee autonomy where employees are taking initiative and independently tackling problems. And while this is a positive change, in many cases it means that managers’ traditional role has been relegated to the side lines. Rather than thinking that the manager’s role is not as necessary as it