As a lecturer, I often talk about the different concepts of leadership. Many very bright minds have thought about this issue and written a lot of books. Because when it comes to leadership, it is above all about the people who are to be led. And about awakening in them joy for what they are doing or keeping them excited about it.
Joy at work?
Yes, that actually goes together. Surely you know people who have turned their passion into their profession. And many of these people are absorbed in their work and do not perceive it as a burden. They all work in an area that they like and enjoy working in it.
As an employee, I should consider which activities best suit me. And as a manager, my most important task is to help employees find out what they want and are able to do, and to create a suitable environment for that in the respective department or company. The tricky part is that managers should tone down their own expectations. Because often people will believe that others think just like them, meaning that career paths are created that do not optimally fit the respective employees.
In addition, the requirements of the market are constantly changing as a result of rapid economic change. Thus, managers in companies are challenged to put existing structures and activities to the test again and again and to adapt them to the new circumstances if necessary – without losing sight of the wishes and abilities of the individual employees. Managers today, therefore, need more and different skills than mere expert knowledge in order to be successful in and for a company. And, in my experience, they need sufficient time for successful personnel work. For some companies, it may even make sense for one person to deal exclusively with these issues.
If you would like to consider which creative structures can be implemented in your company: Just let me know!