In this blog – drawing from a book I co-authored with Michael Howe of Who Cares Motivational Systems – I intend to deal with matters relating to people from a management perspective.
In my first series of posts, I intend to explore how our management systems are failing to take advantage of the full power of the human being:
- Does Management exist and can people be managed? I will share with you what I mean by “People Management” and the advantages to be derived from managing them properly.
- What management is made of, going beyond the “informative” academic understanding of management (i.e. useful in that it helps you look good during the next cocktail party conversation) towards an “instructive” experiential description of it (useful when you happen to be in deep “doo-doo”). We call it the power of understanding “Who Cares”?
- I will discuss the current trend in management, where Human Resources end up being managed on an equal basis with other resources which is counter-productive. I will advocate for the importance of introducing a measure of subjectivity in your Management Practice if you want to increase your effectiveness managing people.
- I will discuss the importance of Managing “Shared Values” to help support behaviors conducive to getting the work done, the issues addressed and the objectives properly planned and met.
- I will talk about “organizational plumbing” being as important as “organizational structuring” if the organization is to properly serve its owners, its clients and its employees; each of whom have their own vested interests ; which are, not surprisingly, in conflict with each other.