“Unfortunately it’s also true to say that good management is a bit like oxygen – it’s invisible and you don’t notice its presence until it’s gone, and then you’re sorry.” ― Charles Stross
Whatever is not managed is likely to go awry. This underscores the import of good management in every enterprise. Yet, employees seem to hate management – looking at the managers as thumb tweedlers, who contribute nothing. Both parts need a view correction.
The workers need to see the value integration and alignment brings – this is where teams yield outputs that coalesce. Bereft of managerial efforts, inefficiencies and non-completion of projects would creep in.
The management too needs to not domineer and bully – they need to act consensually with the workers. Their policy making has to be seen as value adding, bringing excellence in repeat situations, and mitigating risks in new initiatives.