Subordinates do not obbey the manager cos he is their friend....

Alibek Kalaev
Alibek Kalaev March 1, 2010 at 10:25 AM
What is your opinion, what should manager do in this situation.
Ronald Hughes - Trainer
Ronald Hughes April 13, 2010 at 10:42 AM
No one follows based on friendship or for that matter because you are a manager. Leadership is what established followers. I have a little problem with the word obbey here as well, it sounds like the manager is a dictator. People follow instructions when there is somethhing in it for themselves not just blindly it sounds like we are talking about a group of friends where one has been givin responsiblity for the others without the skills to manage.
A S June 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM
The Manager should be able to gain the friendship of those he or she has to manage, but have the skill to be respected for the Job they have,The key " Communication" if your team know what is expected for everyone then friendship is not an issue,
A golden rule I was informed of by my Mentor, "Do Not Knock Off The Staff " business and personal life does not mix 99% of the time, so many office party affairs have ruined a good business. A Manager should be beyond Reproch & Respected