The Need to Empower Managers

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The Need to Empower Managers
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, Member
Coming to think of decision making process, I am sometimes surprised if not amused. Decision making has a lot of facts defined by science, art, philosophy and more. While all those theories are out of scope for this discussion here, I wish to share an experiential fact most often faced by today's professionals - everywhere but more in larger corporations.
Let's take a simple Resume story: You got a resume of 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 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. This brings an answer: "it is in the processing stage" and now it's the process 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...Sign up

Empowering the Managers is Not Always the Best Approach
Haris Jamaluddin, Management Consultant, Malaysia, Member
Several stakeholders wish to have their own hands to drive the organization. Empowering the managers is not significant in this situation. Conflict ma...Sign up


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