As the job market continues to get competitive, companies need to work harder to keep employees satisfied. By promoting a positive work environment, enhancing benefit packages and sustaining top talent, a company can help ensure the success of its business objectives.

Performance appraisals of managers should include questions about their effectiveness in helping employees achieve a good work-life balance and manage their stress levels better. As the adage goes, an employee does not leave the organisation, but his/her manager.

As we enter the post-appraisal period, now is a good time to review the performance of your manager in terms of how effective the manager is with you and your work. It is important for a manager to drive/manage a project not just for the final results, but also deliberate on the work-life balance of his/her team members.

Every manager is different and has a different management style. Some may focus only on results while the rest on the well-being of their employees. It is imperative to understand that an employee spends a major part of his/her day at work and is exposed to various levels of stress, which could be due to the work culture, complex processes of the organisation and interpersonal relationships with colleagues.

Managers play a crucial role in understanding and providing the right kind of support and help that employees would require to achieve the final results. A good work environment and supportive team along with realistic goals and guidance can help employees perform better.

It is crucial for managers to understand that providing the right work culture and a healthy environment would not only make employees happy, but also enhance their productivity and efficiency levels.

Whether it’s about promoting a positive work environment, enhancing compensation or sustaining talent, a company’s culture can help ensure the success of its business objectives. And a manager plays a crucial role towards achieving this endeavour.

An organisation’s culture forms a very integral part in driving the business objectives. It is important for the organisation’s culture to support its business objectives. Organisations with strong performance-oriented cultures witnessed far better financial growth.

Organisational culture is reflected in the way people perform tasks, set objectives, and administer the necessary resources to achieve objectives.

While performance appraisals are every employee’s prerogative, should senior managers be evaluated against different parameters?