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Why it's Important that Managers are Empowered
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, Member
Decision-making processes sometimes surprise if not amuse me. Consider the following situation often faced in larger corporations: You got a resume from your friend. You know the skill set in the resume qualifies the need of the hour, so you talk to your boss (the hiring manager) and he says: "send me the resume". After a while if you did not hear from him you check with him and he says: "I've forwarded it to HR". Now the HR ritual begins. After waiting for a long time you move in again and ask the HR person on the status. He says: "it is in the processing stage". Patience running out we peep in again on the status and now you get the reply from HR: "we are waiting for the project to come in and as and when it happens we will let you know" so finally we're in the 'let you know-process', which is virtually in an infinite space. Could this have been better dealt with a communication at step 1 saying -"this possible hire is for a prospective project likely land up in next quarter and (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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