MME #19 The Most Valuable Ways To Help Your Organisation & Yourself As A ManagerJan 16, 2023
Monday Manager Entrepreneur
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"May you live in interesting times"! It is as though somebody has offered this accolade to the world. Not always a compliment I undertand!
Organisations across the world in every sector are indeed grappling with events not seen in our lifetime, and some events never seen before. Many managers and organisations will find these events very challenging, Some will not survive the encounter...
This week I want to focus on
- The top 10 most valuable ways managers can help their organisations
- The top 7 most valueable ways managers can help themselves
- How it all dovetails together
- The steps you can take to move forward
With right action taken sooner rather than later, bad news doesn't need to be your prognosis. Most organsiations, and indeed most managers, carry a goodly proportion of unrealised potetential.
This week's article is all about how you unearth some of this treasure you have to change your potential fate for a better one. Lets dive straight in...
What are the top 10 most valuable things you can do to help your organisation?
As a manager you play a crucial role in the success of your organization. As a part of the management body (see more on this here) there are many actions you can take to help your organization thrive. Some of the most valuable actions you can take (in no partiluar order) include:
- Setting clear goals and objectives: By establishing clear and measurable goals, you can help ensure that everyone in your organization is working towards the same vision.
- Communicating effectively: Good communication is key to building trust, fostering teamwork, and ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
- Leading by example: As a manager you set the tone for the rest of the organization, and by consistently demonstrating integrity, honesty, and a strong work ethic, you can inspire others to do the same.
- Empowering employees: By giving employees the autonomy to make decisions, you can tap into their creativity, initiative, and sense of ownership.
- Managing performance: By setting expectations and holding employees accountable, you can ensure that everyone is contributing to the success of the organization.
- Building and leading a high-performing team: you can focus on creating a positive and productive team culture, and fostering collaboration, creativity and innovation among team members.
- Encouraging development and learning: By providing opportunities for employees to learn and grow, you can help ensure that your organization has the skills and capabilities it needs to succeed in the long term.
- Adapting to change: You can become be able to identify and respond to changes in the market and adjust the strategy and operations of your organization accordingly.
- Making data-driven decisions: By using data to inform your decisions, you can make more informed decisions that lead to better outcomes for your organization.
- Continuously seeking out ways to improve: You can strive to continuously improve the way things are done in the organization and look for new opportunities to drive growth and success.
What are the most valuable things you as a manager can do to help yourself?
1. Setting clear goals and objectives: You can ensure that your team members understand what is expected of them and what the end goal is.
2. Providing regular feedback: You can give your team members both positive and constructive feedback on a regular basis.
3. Empowering team members: You can give your team members the autonomy and resources they need to be successful.
4. Building a positive team culture: You can create an environment where team members feel valued, respected and motivated to succeed.
5. Developing your own leadership skills: You can continuously strive to improve your own leadership abilities, through training, mentoring, and self-reflection.
6. Being a good listener: You can actively listen to your team members, understand their concerns and take them into account when making decisions.
7. Being adaptable: You can be or become able to adapt to changes and uncertainty in the workplace, and lead your teams through it.
How it all dovetails together
What is interesting about the above two lists is that they do actually dovetail together.
You can see how logically and obviously, what you might do to add value for yourself, is in support or symbiosis with what you would do to add value to your organisation. How I arrived at the list was to thoroughly reseach as many views as possoble from as manay sources as possible. I finally come down to two lists which when I viewed them objectively seemed to make sense and appeared to be perfectly valid.
Then I took a break and slept on it.
When I came back the following day yes, the two lists were pefectly good when viewed from inside the role of manager but I could see they were not complete, When viewed from outside the role of manager, from a professional thrird party or the organisation's point of oview there is a wider viewpoit from which you as a manager can logically intervene to help your organisation and yourself.
- Align People: Most of this is present in the above two lists. The extra dimension? Intervening in an integrated systemic way... self, team, individual, system
- Maximise flow: The design or redesign of work and core processes is present but not singled out. Clearly this is an area where major improvements and high value contribution could be created to your credit.
- Catalyse Expansion: Again implicit but not explicitly addressed. This is the logical output and outome of most beneficial mangement actions.
- Masure progress and performance: The value of you contribution is the ultimate prize. However to reap the silent applause for a job well done - i.e more income -it is important for you to know the true value of your contribution to the bottom line. This then enables you to have conversations and reporting over time that progressively creates the case for advances in yourcareer and salary.
The steps you can take to move forward?
Really great leaders are also great managers.
- They are part of the management body
- Loyal to their manager colleagues
- Loyal to their people
- Working together for their organisation
Not only do they endeavour to do the right things but they also back that up by knowing they are doing things right.
So what con you do?
- Work with your trusted manager and leader colleagues
- Usually the longer time served individuals
- Get your head around a systems view of your organisation
- Search out the parts of the the organisation that are not working properly - there are tools for this (see below)
- Logically and rationally use your more ethical and longer term view to come up with a high value sustainable fix(es).
- Build your track record for being a contributor
- Appropriately pursue advances to your career and income as the silent applause for a job well done
If you don’t have the tools for this maybe I can help.
I have just released The Regenesis Manager’s Playbook.
I want the Playbook to be this to be the most powerful, best value management (& leadership) programme in the world.
So if you think it's worth a chat, reach out via email. As one of my long term content receivers I see you as in my innner circle. I am very happy to make some time for an online convesation with you. Alternatively you can just grab the link below for the playbook and read all about it. (big discount for launch til end of Jan 2023).
Hope this helps!
That’s all for this week.
See you again next week. T
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