A major part of a functional manager’s responsibilities comprises attracting, engaging, motivating, retaining and developing people. Every functional manager is, therefore, a People Manager; and their effectiveness is determined by how well they understand the people-dimension.
In this introductory-level course taught by Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan from IIM Bangalore, you will explore the effectiveness of being a people manager and learn how to engage your team members.
The objective of the course is to create awareness and appreciation of the Human Dimension in Strategy Implementation. Moreover, the course also intends to engage and foster critical thinking among functional managers with regard to enriching the human experience in an organisation.
Week 1: Introduction to People Management
Difference between People Management and Human Resource Management; impact of individual and organizational factors on people management.
Week 2: Getting Work Done Through Others
Challenges of getting work done; significance of prioritization and assigning work to team members.
Week 3: Assessment and Evaluation
Concept of performance management and role of a manager in the different stages of the performance management process.
Week 4: Building Peer Networks
Understanding the importance of peer networks in an organization; being able to influence those on whom you have no authority.
Week 5: Essentials of Communication
Concept of the communication process with reflection on various barriers to effective communication and ways to overcome.
Week 6: Managing Self
Reflection on what does it mean to be a people manager; building a personal development plan for oneself.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Gain an overview of what it means to be an effective people manager
- Have a deeper understanding of the different aspects of people management
- Be able to appreciate the challenges faced by a first time manager
- Reflect on your managerial experiences