Perspectives on People at Work

The personality of a manager and his own individual differences determine the style of management and have a great impact on the staff. Without the direct participation and support of a manager, this power cannot be pushed to its full potential. Successful management requires many of the characteristics common to all managers, but also requires special abilities to manage any organization in today’s rapidly changing environment. The concerts of perception, individuality, and attitudes play the most important role here.
The impact of individual differences on the staff is important because managers are judged not just on their own performance but on the results achieved by subordinate staff. There are many ways of looking at the meaning and role of individuality. It should be mentioned that for many organizations, the individuality of the manager and his personal skills as a leader is the main criteria in recruiting. For some corporations, individuality is the major criteria for further promotion. The personal qualities of managers are identified as an essential part of the process of management and require that proper attention be given to the personnel function. The effectiveness of any team or staff is dependent upon the efficient use of their skills and knowledge. In this case, the human element plays a major part in the overall success of the organization (Robbins, 2004).
Proper attention to the personnel function of a manager helps to improve the efficiency of the labor force and the level of organizational performance in general.
The influence of the manager’s individual differences can be explained by the fact that the manager is an example of his subordinates. The manager is a leader who has a great influence on employees through his image, personal values and ability to motivate people.
Good communication skills of the manager will result in an open and friendly atmosphere in the organization. If the manager has a reserved character, the staff relations will be restraint and emotionally limited. The staff can exercise self-direction and control to achieve objectives to which they are committed if they are persuaded by the manager. The practical manager can be helped by analyzing various approaches to leadership styles, but he must come to his own conclusions and adapt to the actual situation. Under proper conditions, people can learn to accept and seek responsibility to follow his style of management and personal characteristics.
The impact of a manager’s differences is closely connected with the process of perception. The concept of perception means that people select from the environment around them the information they need the most. The process of perception includes comprehension of sounds, shapes, smells, colors, pain, movement, taste, touch, pressures and feelings. And the most important, the process of perception determines individual behavioral responses to particular situations (Schuler, 1998).
From the psychological point of view, perception is explained by the fact that people are&nbsp.not able to respond to everything around them, and they subconsciously select the information. The process of perception is important for a manager because he has individual differences perceiving other people, and employees perceive him&nbsp.influenced by their individual psychological peculiarities. Some researchers found that “the definition of management as “getting work done through the efforts of other people’ may not perhaps meet all criteria, or satisfy everyone’s perception of the nature of managerial work” (Cole, 1990).&nbsp.