Management Bug: Lack of Management Support

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.
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This week’s “Lack of Management Support” is one of the most common problems.

By definition, management is a group of people responsible for controlling and organizing a company.
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On the other hand, support is: to agree with and give encouragement to someone or something because you want him, her, or it to succeed.
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When in your company, you detect these signs:
- Employees start to leave.
- Morale starts to drop.
- Performances stagnate.

You, probably, have a management support problem.

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Support from management is not just a matter of words. It means allowing workers to develop and use their skills and abilities.
Managers inadvertently signal a lack of support when they fail to do this. Managers often fail to provide support in specific ways.
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A management team that takes a sincere interest and connects with the staff is more likely to inspire the employees.
The top management of a company leads by example and affects the motivation felt by the employees.
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The “Lack of Management Support” will have an overwhelming impact on everything and everyone!

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This MngtBug has been mentioned with several MngtFixes such as…
“Company Values Elicitation and Definition”,
“Strategy Communication and Follow-up”,
“Management 3.0 Training”
“Human Resources Strategy Definition”
and of course “Management Support and Follow-up”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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