Great powers, great responsibilities: reaching an executive position in the company means becoming a guide for the entire team. From the top of his chair, a manager has the fate of the company or unit in hand and, with his choices and his professional attitude, profoundly influences the performance of the company.
A significant specific weight that managers often underestimate: cases where Executives literally intoxicate the working environment is not rare, creating chaos and dissatisfaction with their wrong attitudes and unprofessional.
What are the most harmful behaviors?
Here are the top 3 mistakes not to make to avoid serious repercussions on business results and serious damage to the team.
1. Each for himself
There are managers who tend to withhold information, who do not communicate with employees, who do not provide feedback, who act in an individualistic manner.
Under their control, it is not uncommon to find closed, selfish and not at all united teams: teams in which mouths are sewn up and honesty is not a value. Groups where loyalty and respect for the colleague’s position are not a matter of discussion.
Too bad for them?
No, worse for you, dear Executives.
Because the sector analyzes speak for themselves: when there is no consideration for the next one, the commitment of the individual also collapses, especially in team logic.
How to intervene in such “emotional” and behavioral issues? Making them objective: draw up an ’ etiquette of the office , with written and mandatory rules and make sure everyone follows them.
2. Priority, indeed no.
“Needed for yesterday”, “I’ll wait for you at the meeting: I’ve just called it”, “it’s urgent; no, it is no longer urgent; now another activity is more urgent “,” put on standby: we have not decided how to proceed. On the contrary, let’s call a meeting right away to hear everyone’s opinion ”.
If you recognize yourself in one – or more – of these statements, beware: your team is at risk of turmoil.
When the manager has an unstructured attitude and always on a tightrope the consequences can negatively affect the organization of the workgroup, the stress rate and the level of anxiety at the ‘internal team and damage business results.
With an approach made of sprinting, accelerating and reversing, the risk of wasting resources, losing concentration and creating chaos is real: the team never has a structured vision, it goes from one task to another ‘other depending on the urgency of the moment and is unable to plan.
In order not to risk the crash, immediately abandon this “driving style”: work on your organizational skills, set strategic priorities and decide, together with the team of managers, the tracks to follow. Stick to your initial goals and don’t be upset by the urgencies of the moment. Finally, impose yourself to follow linear and correct decision-making processes, without skipping or unnecessarily complicating some steps.
3. The law of the jungle
You conquered the executive chair by challenging yourself with the other contenders for the promotion and, in the end, you won.
Reviving this ring life within your teams, however, will not be as profitable: research shows that working groups within which there is a bitter rivalry perform poorly and, in the long run, they destroy everything around them.
Starting from the climate of trust useful for working in a structured and linear way: when a boss decides to put his team members in the race to the cry of “healthy competition”, he risks creating irremediable feuds. Burning situations where the thirst for success leads to doubt the intentions of the other and pushes employees to act moved by personal positions. Nobody shares their ideas anymore for fear of theft, nobody collaborates, least of all helps the other.
And so, in a tense and cynical atmosphere, the sad end of the sense of belonging, teamwork and cooperation takes place.
Are you sure you want this?