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The New Boss: Not Living Up to Expectations?

Yes, when a regular employee makes a mistake, it can easily be addressed and corrected. But when the blunder comes from no less than the person in charge of other employees… Well, then that certainly complicates things. Ruben Anlacan Jr. emphasizes the need to be wary of early signs of dysfunction and to remedy these speedily in this article for the Manila Bulletin.

The Signs

Too Much Work, Too Little Management: We have a case wherein we promoted someone who could not make his people obey him, so he just did all the work. Sometimes this problem can be remedied by management training and more experience. Yet, these remedial actions can fail if his personality or capability is not up to the position. On the extreme are those that feel they are entitled to work less now that they are promoted. The truth is that it is only the type of work that will change, but they will be expected to work even harder since they have more responsibilities. Finding a balance on being a manager/supervisor will make the difference. One should be hands-on and proficient at work and still find ways to manage subordinates.

Mismanagement: If output is going down or people are resigning more frequently, it may due to mismanagement. It may be time to take a closer look at how the supervisor is handling his personnel. Observe if the supervisor usually looks exhausted almost every day and if this situation persists for more than what is usual during transition periods, then you must probe deeper for the root cause.

These are just some signs that say, “Well, we probably made the wrong choice.” Companies and organizations need to keep a closer look on demoralized, inefficient employees before it affects operations. More often, the signs point to the boss.

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About Kristian Dayrit

Kristian Dayrit was the Associate Editor and Content Writer for AITS Philippines. He has edited and wrote various published works, articles, newsletters and such since 2007.

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