Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Management lesson

You can learn dozens of management lessons in class, but then u have to experience it to actually have an "aha" moment (as my dear lady love says...an "aha" moment)

And this moment was not one where I was managing....the only thing i manage is my time on weekends...and man do i make a lousy affair out of it :) out here i am talking about being managed

as opposed to popular perception....out of a management institute one does not become a manager...one just moves into a different form of organization, where he/she is still the lowest form of life (at least within the organization)

coming back to the point of management, so in my organization, we are practically the lowest forms of life....
so there is this initiative that a few of us wanted to, rather want to start...
now there is this manager who is managing this initiative
all the time, he was telling us, do this do that, the initiative should shape up this way, that way, these are things that should be part of it, this should be our objective n this not...n so on

n while this was happening we were getting pissed off, losing our interest...but in the process we could not longer relate to the initiative....yes that is exactly wat the problem was....it was no longer "our" initiative...it was "his" initiative...

finally one brave one among us wrote these concerns to the manager, in a very polite and yet articulate way....
n today, the manager changed his approach...rather i would say he had a change of heart :)
so now the initiative is shaping us as ALL of us would like it to....of course not wat everyone wants can be there....but its not a show where one person is giving orders n the others are sulkingly "apparently" following...

so that is the management lesson....
did any of u people ask "WHAT" is the management lesson...
well if u didnt get the moral of the story...i am no teacher to teach u :P read it again n grasp it...n if u still cant get it, gimme a call :P :P




Blogger JustSo said...

nice. I had a prof who used to tell us, management was something one had to study AFTER working in an organisation for sometime, and this incident totally proves it, so many times, thoeries and rules dont help, what helps is real life application of them, in situations that demand it :)

12:06 PM  
Blogger JustSo said...

oh and btw - "dear lady love" aha!! :)

12:08 PM  
OpenID sanjuz said...

where's the post which featured 42? .. congrats

12:16 PM  
Blogger Anurag said...

sahi bola
but we keep learning over n over again dont we
i worked before, but this learning abhi aaya :)

bout lady love...yes its aha :)

so u also have google reader :P
that post is not there anymore...but u know :)

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here you go:
"A bunch of 42 guys and girls going out to meet the delegates of a company which has shortlisted them for an interview...and I am thinking...kya karenge yaar waha jaake...yahi college mein kar lete...

2:09 PM  
Blogger Anurag said...

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2:49 PM  
Blogger Anurag said...

please identify urself....

2:51 PM  
OpenID sanjuz said...

lol! .. even i would like to know who anonymous is..

btw, google reader doesn't clear it's server side cache of rss if someone performs a starring or sharing action on the post.. 'n guess what I starred it then :)

but .. on the whole.. sahi boss!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Vinay said...

42..hmm..is that why she called herself by that-name-which-cannot-be-spoken-about-here on the Internet? I am such an idiot!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Anurag said...

u said something too technical for me to understand :P

u said something i didnt understand at all...

10:19 AM  
Blogger Drushti said...

pata chal gaya tha jab aap ne mere blog pe comment dala..ki aap ne apne blog pe naya post dala hai....baaki maan gae..kya management lesson hai :D...aisa lesson to Harward business school mein case study k roop mein dena chahiye...hai na? :P

11:20 AM  
OpenID sanjuz said...

@vinay - even i thought about that...

@dutta - c'mon.. u can't be that dumb, now how do i explain that here without giving the game away? maybe babelfish could help .. will it? won't it?

BTW, apologies to the current post, 'coz nothing in that made sense to me

10:53 AM  
Blogger Anurag said...

haan ji...kabhi kabhi blog kar lete hai...tab dosto ke blog bhi padh lete hai
btw...u know neone in harvard who would publish this as a case study :P
could use some extra money :) :)

u r right...i didnt understand ANYTHING of wat u wrote :P

11:16 AM  

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