Ever wondered what does ‘management’ really mean ?  May be some of you will tell me the famous answers stated till date for the M word.Let’s get the basic meaning here.

MANAGEMENT = Manage Men + Tactfully

Sounds right ? I’m sure it’s not taught in any class or is not mentioned in any syllabus book. Where did I get to know the hidden meaning of the word ‘management’? Well, honestly I don’t remember but I had heard it from someone almost 4 years back now…Point is I remember the meaning till date and I’m sure it’s stuck in my mind for ever !

A correction I would want to make here-in understanding the lingo-is that it means that manage men as in people,yes that means women too get counted in this phrase,for sure !

What people do in management meetings is something like this:

Or may be this:

But do you really think what exactly happens in those management meetings ? I have heard my employees saying that the meeting is nothing but a time-off for the senior officials to spend in a closed room where they get to talk about the weather,gossips,chai-biscuits and some news here and there. Of course,the tone is funnily sarcastic while saying this. But If you really think deep you will agree that the employees,specially the dissatisfied ones in the org,will always wonder as to what’s going in the meeting ? Am I being discussed ? Will my hike get affected by this discussion ? etc.

So to that I only want to say that yes,those meetings are really important.Not a time-off for the officials to chit-chat. There are business decisions taken and the future of entire organisation is planned and mapped inside. An employee needs to understand that his / her hike is dependent on the performance and not what the officials are doing inside the meetings rooms !