How good an organization is directly dependent on the quality of talent it is able to attract and the robustness of strategies designed and employed in retaining those talents. Remember, it is not practically possible for any organization to survive let alone succeed in modern day competitive world with mediocre talent. This is why every organization you may think of has a performance appraisal system in place. The best part of this system is that it can be employed to people at all levels in an organization alike. Whether you’re a leader, manager, or a junior executive, the appraisal system can be applied on one and all.
Another thing to note with appraisal systems is that they act as a source of reward and motivation to both the parties concerned; the participants as well as those who carry out such a system in the organization. While an employee will find out the progress he/she made in the past year and how the management has noted it down, for managers it is all about knowing how far they have been successful in carrying out their leadership skills and have been able to achieve the goals set by the management.
There are a lot of things a manager has to consider and make decisions on. Also, there are times when the manager has to carry out many roles. However, it all depends on the situation, both of the organization and as well as that of outside market. Given that a manager has so many people working alongside him/her and has to give necessary directions as and when required, it is important that they have the right perspective of all things around. It is only then, the team will function as desired and the goals of the organization will be met.
Want to know how managers can have a perfect perspective of all things around them? There are many ways for this. Make sure you pay less attention to the particulars whilst giving more importance to the organizing principles involved in it. Find out for yourself how trends are at work and how they are geared up to shape the future and so on. Similarly, you can consider checking out some inventions of the past. Maybe, you can consider reading Business Week or the Wall Street Journal.
A manager at times may feel he/she is lacking in perspective. And when this happens, it may be difficult for them to be effective in their job.
Here are a few symptoms the managers need to be wary of:
- Being parochial and narrow
- Being a person with a single skill/technical area/function
- Having narrow approaches to challenges and issues
- Not well read or having limited interest areas
- Having trouble concentrating, etc.
Some behavioral indicators are known to help managers look at things in right perspective. Here are some of them:
- Looking at things/issues in the broadest possible view
- Ability to think globally
- Having wide range of business and personal pursuits and interests
- Ability to look into various aspects and impacts a project can have, etc.