Published in 1992, ‘The Intuitive Manager' by Meryem Le Saget is a topical and relevant analysis of a very personal vision of management. The author draws a portrait of the third generation managers who decided "to explore all facets of their potential." The author discusses various topics on management and lists a lot of ideas.
However, in reading this record, I want to develop the theme of the conduct of major transitions and sources of motivation.Why is the qualifier ‘intuitive' used? How is this concept both relevant and innovative?
To be an intuitive manager, the first step is to focus on some form of inner attitude, a dimension often overlooked: the flexibility, responsiveness, communication skills, ability to give meaning to action. By giving due relevance to these elements, the manager can lead the company along the paths of progress and performance.
There is no question here of reproducing the stereotypes of directive management where the word from above was the only model and reference. Disagreeing against these abuses, the intuitive manager welcomes criticisms and contradictions and integrates them into the business plan. A fervent supporter of teamwork, he attempts to reveal his staff's potential and qualities that were hitherto unknown to them.
To a large extent, the intuitive manager allows those around him to cultivate the inner strength that balances intellectual and psychological elements that hold the promise of success for the company. By expanding his staff's horizons, and reconciling reason to emotion, there seems exceptional potential to develop the vitality of the team structure and guide his employees, partners towards success through lifelong learning, which involves listening, sharing and dialogue.
We are in an era of organizational change: strategy, technology, the development of new products and services and in seeking an enterprise culture continuously adapted to changes required by the modern world.
Many of these changes are accompanied by restructuring or redeploymentof staff. And too many of these changes are undertaken without prior discussion about the attitudes and behaviors of members of the company. It is believed that when the change is necessary, people will naturally adapt. But experience shows that the process triggered causes psychological distress responses, more or less violent opposition and dislocation rather than a natural adaptation.
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