10 reasons why everyone deserves good management

  1. Almost all of us have one and even if you are self employed you are, by definition, yourJFK_2008 own manager.
  2. Good managers make us feel good about ourselves and the contributions that we make to our organisations, society and our communities.  That leads to higher levels of innovation and productivity and that does good all round.
  3. I’ve yet to meet someone who isn’t switched on by an achievement, recognition of that achievement and increased responsibility.  Good management has a direct effect on all of these motivational factors.
  4. If we are to solve the tremendous challenges that we face, we need to harness human potential.  Whether that potential is used wisely or squandered often lies in the hands of managers.
  5. Managers run almost all of our organisations whether public, private, commercial, not-for-profit, social or charitable.  They impact the lives of millions if not billions of working people all over the world.
  6. I just don’t believe that I’ve ever had great service or bought a great product where good management wasn’t in the background.
  7. When you get the right people in the right place at the right time it can be magical.  These factors and decisions are most often influenced and made by managers.
  8. Our work needs to mean something to us – it needs to make a difference in other people’s lives.  Management has a huge impact on how much meaning we get from our work.
  9. We all have the capacity to be creative and innovative even if these elements of what makes us human are stifled by bad management.  These human characteristics are really, really important as we navigate our way into the 21st century.
  10. Everyone has a place in our world (sadly some do not have much of a place) and good managers are great at spotting people’s potential and bringing it out through the contributions they are asked or encouraged to make.

I raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK – a small donation at http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/everyonedeservesgoodmanagement would be most appreciated

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