Programme managers oversee a number of projects and so it is important that they are able to recognise if a project manager is letting the organisation down. Stakeholders expect results from everyone and may be looking at the signs in this guest post when considering if the management team is performing capably. To become an MSP Practitioner you must first have completed an MSP Practitioner Training course. Brighton is a fantastic place to train and our course have very high pass rates so come down to Silicon Beach Training for your MSP Training! In the meantime, read through these 7 warning signs of failed management to see if there are any areas you could improve…
Morale is down, productivity is down and your bottom line is seeing red. While this sounds like an indicator of a bad economy, it may have more microeconomic implications. If you think your business should be doing better than it is, consider looking at your management team. A bad boss or faulty leadership can quickly deteriorate all aspects of your business. Check these seven red flags to see if you management team is failing to encourage and assist your employees.
1. Lack of Communication
Use your ears and not your voice to look for a lack of communication between your managers and employees. Listen to what employees have to say about tasks they have been assigned to and examine the results. Little communication between the boss and the worker can leave questions unanswered, resulting in poor work. Additional lack of communication signs are:
- Limiting answers to yes or no – A manager who does not explain the process or reasoning behind a decision can leave a team of employees confused.
- Ignoring a crises – Management fails when a leader ignores problems or issues that arise in a project making it worse/
- Low employee performance – If you have noticed your employees messing up on routine projects, it could be stemming from a lack of communication from the management.
On the other end of the spectrum, failed management includes leaders who communicate way too much. When a manager assigns a project or task to an employee, he should ensure that the individuals are capable of handling that task. He should set a deadline for when the task needs to be completed and then back off. Micromanagement does the opposite of producing effective results. Signs of micromanagement include: Read the rest of "Do You Recognise These 7 Warning Signs of Failed Management?"