Management development plays a large role in organizational development.  It envelops a process of examining a company’s infrastructure and putting a positive spin of change within.  A series of techniques can be used to achieve this.  One favorite is personality testing.  The idea behind this is to answer approximately 45 questions, gather up the numbers that correspond to the letter of the question answered and you would fit in to a “type” of manager.  From this point it will describe what your management style is, what are your weaknesses, strengths, opportunities for improvement and the opposite personality type that will best compliment your traits.

Another common misconception is the use of the Golden rule.  You know the one you were probably taught from your toddler years “treat others as you wish to be treated”.  What if that was incorrect in the corporate atmosphere?  Well, it can be incorrect in all areas of life.  For instance, what if you prefer in a tough situation for someone to give you constructive feedback in a soft and encouraging way and you now had an employee to give constructive feedback to?  You approach the employee displaying the encouraging demeanor you would prefer.  However, they want the information quick and to the point so that they can work on change.  What was the outcome?  They think that you were patronizing them and babying them.  BUT- if you took the platinum rule approach things may turn out differently.  The platinum rule states “treat others as they wish to be treated”.  By personality testing or personality identification, you would have shared the specifics with the employee and sent them on their way.  Now they maintain their dignity and trust.  Management development can be difficult but essential.


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