12 elements of Great Management


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12 elements of Great Management. Based on Gallup’s extensive research on Employee engagement model
It is not a single hypothesis, but based on ‘evidence based management’. Each element is eminently actionable
Gallup has been able to show strong correlation between significant improvements in these elements and business outcomes

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12 elements of Great Management

  1. 1. -Metamorphosis Ms. Neerja Verma
  2. 2. <ul><li>What does a CEO do ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes care of all the stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C ustomers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E mployees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>O wners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What's wrong with what we are? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to create wealth but are struggling with wealth erosion? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do we just need great companies? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need great leaders, great managers, great peers, great contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great people management equals great shareholder value </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Based on Gallup’s extensive research on Employee engagement model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is not a single hypothesis, but based on ‘evidence based management’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each element is eminently actionable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallup has been able to show strong correlation between significant improvements in these elements and business outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It provides a way to take action on every leader’s favorite cliché </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– “ Our employees are our greatest asset” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Job clarity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I know what is expected of me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its not about understanding what my job is but how it fits into the role of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its not about what we need to do, but what we need to achieve – clarity about outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Materials and equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have the materials and equipment to do my work right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of material and tools is a major stressor at work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only 1/3 rd of the workgroups strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>The one who knows what she needs is the one doing the job </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Matching strengths to jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best everyday. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching each persons skills, talent and knowledge to suit the teams’ needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing the innate talent into strengths and apply these strengths to the work results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managers that focus on strengths rather than improving weakness are twice as better managers </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Recognition and praise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The seven day limit is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Best leaders always find something to praise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praise outnumbers blame for very high performing teams (ratio of 5.6:1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scientists believe that all of us are hard wired to notice bad things (negativity bias) </li></ul><ul><li>We also have this strange feeling that we are not good at giving praise…. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember “givers gain” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Caring about the people you work with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My supervisor or someone at work seems to care about me as a person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I feel I really belong if someone cares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I want someone to care genuinely and listen carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who feel cared about are 22% less likely to leave the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Be real, show humility, be human </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is someone at work who encourages my development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We all need a personal guide, be it our manager, peer or anyone who can help steer our way successfully through life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring works not as a formal program but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What works is that two people find each other at a time when – one is in need of help and other willing to give help </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Valuing employee opinions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At work, my opinions seem to count. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We delight in malicious compliance or sullen capitulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People come to work with their brains use them for collective good </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start asking your team solutions rather than telling them and use their input </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Connecting to a noble cause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2/3 rd of top management agree, and 1/3 rd of field managers agree </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>One for all and all for one </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and remove the slacker </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The leader can no longer hide – set high standards and do not fail to punish the deviants </li></ul><ul><li>Who ever is your lowest sets the standards for the team’s performance, if condoned for long </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>I have a best friend at work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I know I am not going to be left alone when in trouble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a level of trust that I will be pulled out of water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I am allowed to learn from mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>How much we make it possible for people to become friends </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Regularly talking about individual progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal appraisal systems are good but what is better is D2D coaching and feedback- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular, personal two way communication </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Opportunities to learn and grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is about that drive to make one grow: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Care about what the team wants at least listen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try and learn what makes each person tick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help each person to sort out a plan for growth  </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Is one that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learns and improves by openly identifying and examining its own weaknesses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations with a just culture are as willing to expose areas of weakness as they are to display areas of excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They feel safe and emotionally comfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ I feel respected by everyone in each work interaction I have.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>An IT organisation having manpower of 2,750 (Approx); to manage this manpower they have a HR-Team of 28 people (12 in Recruitment; 9 in HR-Operations and 7 in employee relations). Now, look at these statistics: </li></ul>Attrition rate in the above-mentioned company is as high as 32 % Every month they pay 300,000 - 500,000 INR to recruitment vendors. Every month they get 15-20 % salary related queries (Attendance, Leaves etc) HR people in most of the ITES-BPO companies are busy only in recruitment, settling full-and-finals and to some extent database management. Now look at this, as per a survey done by, Virgin Management Consultants; 77-84 % HR professional don't know the business of company More than 92% HR professionals are novice to economic reforms and economic growth of the country 69-76% HR professionals are even aware of role and expectations of a HR. 86% of HR Professionals are not aware of the business model of their organization As much as 89% HR professionals are not aware of the effect of Financial Bills of their salary.
  18. 18. <ul><li>E mpowerment </li></ul><ul><li>D ignity </li></ul><ul><li>R espect </li></ul><ul><li>A ppreciation </li></ul><ul><li>F airness </li></ul><ul><li>T rust </li></ul>This should be a CONSISTENT feature
  19. 19. THANK YOU [email_address]