What is the main task of bosses?
The main task of a manager is the company's success. But many bosses prefer to go with their employees on a cuddle course. How do you recognize the well camouflaged cuddlers? There are seven for Companies and employees most dangerous parade roles of would-be bosses before.
What does that mean exactly? I'll explain that to you: What is the most important task of a manager? Make sure that the employees are doing well? Maintain a cuddly corporate culture? - No, an executive should ensure that their area achieves its goals and contributes to the success of the business. Everything else follows at a distance.
Feel-good atmosphere and more discerning employees
Keywords like soft skills and emotional intelligence have forgotten that with many a boss. Many of them like to take part in their co-operation with their cooperation. But in a feel-good atmosphere, the employees are educated to become dependent and incompetent. Where consequence is missing, the company goes downhill fast.
As with Herr Lieblich. It is in high form. Together with his youngest team member he visits a customer. For the newcomer it is his first time, he is unsure and quite nervous.
The boss does not let anyone down!
But Mr. Lieblich does not let him down! Together they set off at half past five in the morning and the three-hour drive was shortened by deep discussions about the Bundesliga and family planning. And everything is going well at the customer's: the customer and the customer understand each other brilliantly, the new one sits a little apart and listens.
In the end there is an excellent contract conclusion. Mr. Lieblich is extremely satisfied, the gratitude of his youngster warms his heart. The customer is flattered that the boss himself takes care of him. And the freshling is happy about the time. Everyone is happy. But is everything also good?
Even bosses want to be loved!
Unfortunately, Mr. Lieblich has lost sight of his real task: he should lead his employees. That means nothing else than that he sets the direction. And not that he throws himself completely unasked in front of his employees. Apart from the fact that the new one will always remain for the customer the subordinate, the second-class adviser - does Herr Lieblich have nothing more important to do?
Even bosses want to be loved and needed. Regardless of whether an employee can not cope with a customer or if a presentation can not be completed on time - the patron will take care of it. That's how he feels as a true Hercules. So, when he chivalrously poses in front of his coworkers, in fact he does not do it for the employee and certainly not for the company, he does it for himself.
Employees quickly notice where the wind is blowing from. And develop a lot of routine and creativity in making use of this helper syndrome. "You are my boss, my hero, save me!" A very flattering role for the boss. A pleasant hammock for the employees.
But when employees are overstretched, their drive will sooner rather than later. The performance of the department will go into the descent. A patron of patrol is thus dangerous.
What to do instead?
It is not your beer if your coworker does not like to do a job or thinks she can not cope. Do not jump into the breach for him if he has already forgotten a third time for a third time, or has written his report sloppily.
Signal him: “I stand behind you. And I will also cut off the escape route for you. See that you can deal with the situation. I'm sure you can. ” Only shade plants thrive under a protective bell. Motivated employees need air. Your employees can only develop if you stay in the background. That is why there is a real boss behind his employees. Not in front of them.
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