Leaders need to be human engineers

“For many leaders, it can be difficult to balance the often-conflicting demands of being a boss and never acting like one”

Leaders Dilemma

It’s true that there is always something new in management: for every person who has been promoted into your position, you have likely dealt with some type of conflict or challenge they faced as well. This means we are constantly learning from others’ mistakes including our own- but what if instead of just making up solutions on the fly while things go wrong, people managers were trained to solve problems before they arise?

People management is a difficult art and really not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, understanding, creativity to find out what motivates people at their core in order to create an environment conducive for productivity while being mindful that you are dealing with human beings who have feelings.

Employees Dilemma

An employee’s performance is greatly affected by their manager. It starts with the recruitment process and then continues at each stage of employment, including training, coaching, stewardship in tough times, or when an individual reaches a milestone such as promotion to another department. Poor management can lead to low morale among employees which impacts company culture (unless there are other factors that cause this).

Conversely, good managers can increase productivity through better-trained workers who have higher levels of engagement than those without access to quality leadership. This includes how you delegate tasks so others feel empowered rather than micromanaged.

Human Engineering

Now imagine a world where the architect is not just designing buildings, but also leading people. Leaders are human engineers who can build and manage relationships with others to create their vision for society in ways that guarantee greater flexibility of response while preserving stability. This type of leadership requires an understanding both from within and outside oneself; it involves combining beliefs about one’s identity as well as social contexts imposed by historical forces like race or gender hierarchy. The leader must be able to take this knowledge gained through studying history along with personal experiences such as adversity faced during childhood development years into consideration when making decisions on how best to guide employees towards success methods which will inevitably vary depending on what part of our gathered knowledge, we apply first-hand lessons learned or external factors contributing to.

Human engineering is an important skill for managers because innovation can stem from empathy and understanding of what people want in the workplace. In order to understand employees’ needs, you must have deep knowledge about their struggles at home and work — these are two different worlds that cannot exist without each other. People managers should be human engineers because it is their responsibility to ensure that people are devoted and loyal.

People who have the ability to manage other employees can often make or break organizations. They must not only provide for those in charge but also keep morale high among subordinates and motivate them towards shared goals (or at least a sense of purpose).

Exploring the world to understand what people want in their workplaces sounds like an exciting adventure. The person who can empathise with employees’ struggles at home and work is sure to be a successful manager and subsequently a great leader!

The writer is a business development professional and a startup mentor.

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