Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Manager
- The Know It All: Managers overtly demonstrate they know more about the employees jobs than their employees.
- Manage numbers not people: Concentrate on the bottom-line, at the expense of you employees. Forget about employee morale or empowerment; concentrate on anything that increases profitability of the business.
- Keeping the Status Quo: discourage innovation and employees thinking autonomously. If the status quo remains it will be easier for managers to stay in power.
- Divide and Conquer: create division among staff e.g. gender, a different pay rates for same job, plot against staff. Ensure you always put the finishing touches on a project and take credit for the work.
- Do-it-yourself: micromanaging a person to the point where the manager may as well do the job for them.
- Expect Mindreading: be deliberately vague about your expectations of your employees. This will help you remain in power
- Sharpen Their Acts: Always be willing to fire people
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