Sunday 18 October 2015

People Management a culture, not a team/people management. - Live it.

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People Management a culture, not a course...Live it

That is right people management is a culture and not a course. As with a course, it cannot be taught over a specific duration of time. It needs to be learnt only by practicing and living it. It can be witnessed only by the development in people's life that you are associated with; the personal satisfaction that you derive out of it. 

Let us first understand what is culture in general and why its important to embrace valuable and beneficial practices as a part of a culture. Culture is defined as a way of life of a group of people--their behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication  and teaching from one generation to the next. Over a period of time, the culture that people adopt becomes their identity. It forms a sole purpose of their existence; so much so that they defend it with their life, should there be a need. A misrepresented culture can have a disastrous outcome. Unfortunately, frequently it results is creating bias, injustice, discrimination and fanaticism. Now for the advantages of a good culture: 

  • always promotes the good in a group or society. 
  • it preserves the best practices and passes on to the next generation (so that they do not have to re invent the wheel). 
  • always provides the desired good outcome from time tested methods.

Having discussed about the need to adopt treasured practices as part of a culture, we will now focus on advantages of people management as a culture. People in general always require a leader who can teach them by practical behavior. The various roles that we are part of in our day to day life, like a good friend, father, mother, brother, sister, teacher etc are all to be considered as natural leaders in general. All such natural leaders have a great responsibility towards their dependents to lead them towards progress. Remember, a leader is not born; a leader evolves of training, education, learning and a never-ending passion to work with people. Starting from an early stage in our life, we knowingly or unknowingly display leadership traits throughout our life. It is only a matter of realization of our capabilities and a constant effort to fine tune it. Generally, in the above mentioned roles, it is usually a single person's development that we are centered on. Whereas in the modern day work environment, it is a group of individuals that we need to focus on. The dynamics may be different as you are working with different individuals simultaneously, yet have to deliver results of the group as a "single entity". However, the fundamentals remain the same, which are:

  • Genuine interest in the betterment of each individual and the group.
  • Guiding the group with strong principle based leadership.
  • Providing guidance devoid of perception towards any individual or entity.
  • Encouraging the participation of the individuals for a common cause and also their own development in the process.

For a detailed explanation and an in depth understanding of the process involved, please refer to my previous posts below:

Key aspects of being a leader.

You and I…Together We Make a Great Team.

Breaking our perception barrier to work with people effectively.

As we practice, the leadership culture in our professional and personal life, we convert each task to success and every relationship into a meaningful one. Great leaders like Mother Teresa, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and so many others have inspired us going a step ahead, dedicating their lives for the betterment of  others. It takes great courage, sacrifice and challenges, to dedicate life for others. Such people are remembered for a real long time. They live even after their time and are remembered through their work. 

"Anyone can live life for their own self; the challenge and the beauty however, is living it for others."

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