Don’t judge or perceive rather constantly evaluate
The first organisational challenge a manager faces is to develop and maintain a successful workplace team. It’s not easy to manage human beings, be it in the family, a relationship or in an organisation. There are many factors that determine a person’s nature, productivity, emotional tendencies and communication. All those factors that structure human nature and behaviour on a day-to-day or hour-byhour basis can be categorised under two primary influencers–Time and Space. By ‘time’ it means factors that change in the course of a person’s lifetime such as age, hormones, menstruation, health, hours spent awake after last meal, hours devoted for rest and sleep. If you see closely, the ‘time factor’ directly influences a person’s behaviour, mood and emotions on an hourly basis. By ‘Space’ it means all factors that physically influence the person, like the condition of the work place such as the size of the cubicle, chair, desk, computer and commutation distance from workplace. The human tendency is to build perceptions about people based on one or two actions, behaviour and reactions. No doubt! In today’s competitive corporate environment where deadlines mean everything, no manager has the time and psychological energy to sit and think about their team members. But evaluate the time and efforts that you will save and goals you could achieve if you help your team member overcome his/her time and space constraints. If overcoming the time and space challenges is not possible, a manager should communicate that they do understand and respect their team member’s problem.