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July - 2008 - issue > People Manager

Robust Dialogues

C Mahalingam (Mali)
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
C Mahalingam (Mali)
As a manager, have you ever wondered, “Why is this happening to me?” with respect to
the following:
* Decisions taken in the team meetings are implemented poorly, if at all.
* You discover that no one owns any actions and it is all ‘back to square one’ all over again.
* The general approach to problem is ‘finger-pointing’ and not ‘problem-solving’.
* Nothing ever gets done without repeated follow up by you.

* General sign of consensus is displayed only in the meetings, and more cynicism and less ownership takes over once people are out of the meeting.

Well you are not alone. Many managers have a serious handicap when it comes to carrying the team along and getting them to deliver the organizational needs. However, your effectiveness as a manager is tremendously at risk. Over time, fire fighting becomes a way of life. Your own ability to make and keep commitments suffers, as you are not confident of the team delivering on their commitments to you.

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