Having worked with a few projects at my workplace, gave me a chance to meet a bunch of people. Every time it’s a new place, new work station, new team, and of course, a new Manager! Listening to this name, the IT world will either swear words or give a smiling sigh of relief! For my current manager, I will go with the later one, Thankfully! 🙂
You can set your clock looking at his routine. At 11 am, he enters the hall with sack on one shoulder and lunch bag in other hand. After giving good morning smiles to everyone, (mentally taking note of everyone’s where-abouts) he settles at his work station. Exactly, fifteen minutes later he is up, to grab his tea in his mug and water bottle. In the afternoon, 3 pm is his tea-o-clock and water refill session!
His meetings start exactly as scheduled. He enters the meeting room with his opened laptop, a notebook and a pen! The beauty of his meetings is we get answers for all our queries and they end on the scheduled time. No delays what so ever! Even during the critical phase of our project, he was very much calm and cool, which was the best hope for our team.
Periodically he talks with the team, gets to know each one of us. He has detailed information of one and all. He supports us at our times of contingencies. Most important, for all kinds of approvals, may it be leaves or anything else, he trusts us in every respect.
It is the very first time, that I have a chilled out reporting Manager. A very emotionally intelligent person, with a clear vision in life is the best way I can describe him. May God Bless this gentleman, and shower His blessings over him and his adorable family!