What makes a good manager?

Google in its now famous research project called 'Project Oxygen" extensively studied the behaviours of a good managers over a period of time.

According to Google's research, 10 behaviours of good manager are:

  1. Is a good coach
  2. Empowers team and does not micromanage
  3. Creates an inclusive team environment, showing concerns for success and well being
  4. Is productive and results oriented
  5. Is a good communicator - listens and shares information
  6. Supports career development and discusses performance
  7. Has a clear vision/strategy for the team
  8. Has key technical skills to help advise the team
  9. 8 essential expectations of a good manager

    What do employees expect from a good manager?

    5 essential expectations from a good manager are:

    1. Team interest above personal interest
    2. Cares for both professional and personal well-being of the team
    3. Walks the talk by bridging the gap between intent and behaviour.
    4. Understands that each team member is different and sets the expectations accordingly
    5. Unblocks by setting clear goals and providing resources to execute.
    6. Let's the team own the outcomes even if they make mistakes
    7. Shares timely feedback, both appreciate and developmental
    8. Recognises frequently
    Collaborates across the organisation
  10. Is a strong decision maker.
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