How Not to Manage a Team… – Series 1

I was skimming through what had transpired over the previous year in my career and hence my “PAST” experience, rather just a year back, forced me to start writing this post. The post, initially was intended to be a story on ‘How not to Manage a Team!’, well but even though the topic remains the same, I will post what were the mistakes, I saw in the person and probably what would be right in getting your team to achieve what you want starting this series, as and when I recollect my past supervisor’s mistakes.

The first thing that you need to realize when you are leading or managing is a team is that YOU have to trust the team. Trust bonds your team together and brings together a feeling of oneness. I have seen managers showing trust in just a few resources and giving up on the rest, that to me is never going to let the team settle down as a mosaic. My past experience shows that some managers express trust only in the froth. That is too dangerous as well. The moment the team gets below the brim, they will know the truth and never ever trust you in the future.

The trust also does not develop, by sending forwards as good morning mailers or as Sidin Vaidukut, says in Dork, by sending cheeky Jesus/ Rama will save you in the morning, just pray SMSes. Its going to build over the time. Give the team the time to stabilize and grow, then build mutual trust. Believe me your team will Rock or else, you will be labeled a Dork!


About amarharish
Was working as a Consultant for Five Years. Moved on to pursue a Masters in Management at Great Lakes, Chennai. Interests include Hi Tech, Brands, Quizzing, Leadership to name a few!

One Response to How Not to Manage a Team… – Series 1

  1. dhanraj says:

    am hoping to find a place for myself in this blog series.. he he 🙂

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