WEEK 3 Manager is the central figure in a business as well as in an organization, which controls and regulates the activities of the staff members, employees and workers. Hence, the manager is simultaneously rendering his valuable services to his organization in all fields including from recruitment to human resources management, and from finance to accounts and operational areas. “A manager is each white-collar, who in view of his position or knowledge is responsible for work contribution, which physically influence organization achievement’s capability. (Drucker, 2005: quoted in Cieślińska, 2007: 2) However, manager himself is the employee of the organization and is responsible to the owners or the members of board of directors for his conduct and performance for the organization.
It is therefore, managers also require buck up and encouragements from the administration in order to perform his duties and obligations in a proper and an adequate manner. Contemporary era has witnessed great transformations in business environment all over the globe, which has affected the work of the executives, managers and workers. Not only this the companies are applying outsourcing and offshore strategies within their organizational structure, but also downsizing and other schemes observed by the companies have put the future of the managers at stake.
Consequently, only those managers would survive in this age of perfect competition, who have capacity to dedicate themselves for the cause of the firms and companies. In the same way, the technological advancements of contemporary era has wide opened new horizons of opportunities for the experienced, talented, proficient and hardworking managers, and the companies serve as hunters to hire the services of the brilliant personnel for the uplift and growth of their organizations.
At this precarious era of socio-cultural change, the responsibilities of the managers have exceeded to a great extent, and the managers require admiration and encouragement in order to keep themselves actively affiliated with their work place. The researcher has developed a survey in order to assess and estimate the magnitude of the managers’ commitment and loyalty for their work places. There are few things that boost up the morale of the manager and urge him show extraordinary performance to face the challenges and meet the targets determined by the ownership for him and his staff members.
The following points serve as the vital issues that make the manager effective and motivate him to render his valuable services, and have been included in the survey, which are as following: 1. Passion: Passion serves as the first and foremost personality trait of a manager, which makes him effective and motivated regarding his work and responsibilities. The researches vehemently support the very notion that only a passionate and ambitious manager can prove himself result-oriented and target-achieving personnel.
2. High aims and ambitions: It is an old saying that ‘hitch your wagon to the star’, which simply means that the establishment of high aims and is a must for the managers to take the organization to the heights of glory. On the contrary, if targets are easy and superficial ones, the company will remain lagging far behind than the competitors. 3. Vision and intellect: A leader is always visionary and has quality to visualize the future with the help of his intellect and wisdom.
Hence, vision and intellect prove beneficial and supportive for making the managers effective and impressive. 4. High confidence level: The confidence level of an effective manager never shatters even when he or his company is under cloud. He knows how to make passage within the most untoward situation. 5. Strong determination to touch the height of glory: Taking bold and courageous steps and decisions with unabated determination is also one of the essential characteristics of a successful and dynamic manager, which has been elaborated in the survey. 6.
Commitment and Organized style of work: Commitment to his work and paying due heed to his duties and obligations turns a personnel into an effective managers. No financial or physical hurdle decreases the scale of the commitment of an effective manager. In addition, he also sets his goals and moves in an organized way to achieve them. 7. Appropriate salary package: In order to draw results from an effective manager, it is necessary to offer him reasonable remuneration against his services, so that he can remain effective and loyal to his organization. 8.
Promotion and increase in salary on the basis of performance: Regular promotions and increase in salary package is also a technique to draw out appropriate results from the managers. Hence, promotion and salary revise also make the managers effective. 9. Team of efficient subordinates and co-workers: A single individual is not able to display his talent and proficiency in the organizations. On the contrary, he requires team of co-operative staff members for the successful implementation of his stratagem. 10. Opportunity of working independently without any undue pressure: Trust in managers and providing of independent working environment is another essential for making him dynamic and effective.
11. Incentives, rewards and appreciation time and again: Renowned theorist Abraham Maslow regards motivation the most powerful tool for enhancing the work performance of the workers, employees and managers at large. Thus, bestowing of incentives and rewards upon the managers make them highly effective ones. 12. Job surety and security within the organization: The contemporary era has created the atmosphere of job insecurity all over the world, and professionals appear to be uncertain regarding their job security.
Consequently, they do not pay due heed to their work, and remain busy in applying against different jobs to make them financially secure. If the organisations ensure the managers regarding their job security, it will certainly turn them more effective and diligent. REFERENCE: Cieślińska, Katarzyna (2007) The Basic Roles of Manager in Business: Organization From Department of Economics of August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznań http: //www. jard. edu. pl/pub/1_6_2007.pdf SURVEY: 1. For how many years have you been working for the current company/organization? a) 1-3 b) 4-6 c) 9-11 d) 12-14 e) 15-17 f) 18-20 g) 20+ 2.
For how many years have you been working at the managerial position? a) 1-3 b) 4-6 c) 9-11 d) 12-14 e) 15+ 3. What is the most important factor that helps in climbing the career ladder? a) Qualification b) Experience c) Intelligence & brilliance d) Passion and ambitions e) Hard work f) Efficiency g) Commitment h) Command over work and responsibilities i) Professional skills j) Some extraordinary performance for the organization k) Courage to take bold steps l) Personal relations with the superiors m) Public relations with business tycoons n) Favoritism and nepotism o) Energetic, committed and efficient staff members p) Other (please specify) 4. What is the most motivating objective for you to turn you effective? a) Work related to aptitude b) Increase in salary package c) Reward and incentives d) Medical facilities e) Maternity leave with pay f) Regular promotions and admiration g) Other (please specify) 5.
Do you undergo stress or strain during work? a) Occasionally b) Sometimes c) To some extent d) Not at all 6. Which are the factors that boost up your morale? a) Accomplishment of some challenging task b) Strong admiration from the superiors c) Incentives/rewards/ appreciation d) Training sessions e) Help from the co-workers f) Parties and functions g) Salary increase h) Other (please specify) 7. Which are the most awkward hurdles on the way to growth and progress? a) Too much criticism from the superiors b) Lack/absence of co-operation from the co-workers c) Nature of work that is against your aptitude d) Little/no chances of professional growth e) Little/no chances of financial growth f) Non-productivity g) Unpleasant work environment h) Fear of mental torture i) Fear of harassment from the co-workers j) Disorganized system k) Favoritism on the part of the seniors & superiors 8.
Which factors keep you affiliated with your organization? a) Nature of duties and assignments b) Work environment c) Chances of growth in profession d) Benevolent attitude of the superiors e) Sound reputation of the organization f) Probabilities of financial stability in future g) Present financial instability h) No chances of getting job at some other suitable place i) Affiliations with the organization j) Some other (please mention) 9.
Have you accomplished a very challenging task for your organization? a) Occasionally b) Sometimes c) Very few d) Not at all 10. Does your organization acknowledge your services? a) Occasionally b) Sometimes c) Very few d) Not at all 11. Which of the following factors make your day? a) Entering into new business contract with a party b) Accomplishment of some challenging task c) Announcement of incentive or reward on target achievement d) Creativity in any form e) Simply appreciation from the superiors f) Sudden increase in salary g) Publication of your work h) Other (please specify) 12.
If you get some offer from a reputable organization, what would be your reaction? a) Accept it immediately b) Accept it after some considerations c) Recommend a friend/colleague for that position d) Join it after some reluctance and hesitation e) Reject it altogether 13. If you get some offer from a reputable organization, why will you leave the current organization? a) For financial growth b) For professional growth c) For the specific aptitude you have for the new job d) For peaceful environment e) Because of the reputation of the new organization f) Jib security g) Other (please mention)