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Editor's letter: Listen before it’s too late

By Manju Manglani, Editor, Managing Partner

23 May 2012


Managing a group of people with different skills, motivations and personalities is invariably a difficult task. Certainly, those who are unable to balance the best interests of their teams with those of their organisation will face the unenviable challenges of demotivation and attrition.

Of course, every strong-willed individual will feel he has a unique perspective on how to resolve a particular issue that affects his team. Having invested his time and interests in the firm, that individual will naturally feel that he should be consulted on significant changes to his team’s working life.

However, many managers do not have the time or inclination to canvass the views of or openly discuss their plans with their teams. Perhaps perversely,...

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