Do you work with some incompetent Manager?

@gudheart (12741)
April 6, 2016 8:22am CST
I have a few managers in my office that I sometimes need to go to for some advice on how to deal with an account or client. We have many processes to follow to help us resolve issues accordingly but it seems like many of the managers in my work place have no idea about such processes. I go to them for advice and they tell me to do something completely different to what the work processes say and when I tell them they say...oh yea follow that way!! I really wish they trained managers as much as they trained us as it seems they don't have much knowledge about the job!
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
6 Apr 16
I think this is a common occurence. Often managers did not work their way up so that they learned how things are done, they bring in their ideas from previous places which may of course differ from the way things are suppose to be done.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
I noticed that too. Many of them think the things they learned from their previous employees applies to the new one!
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
6 Apr 16
@gudheart It is a common management failing and it makes it difficult for their staff to get things right.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
@BelleStarr It does have a domino affect on performance :(
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@Corbin5 (116531)
• United States
6 Apr 16
Incompetent managers would be a source of frustration to employees who go to them for direction. Apparently the criteria for becoming a manager is not what it should be.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
That is why some managers at my workplace sigh or seemed annoyed if we go for advice...not right at all.
@Avijit100 (953)
• Calcutta, India
6 Apr 16
Our manager is quite competent but the senior manager is very short tempered and takes decision very quickly without letting others explain.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
Does not sound like a good senior manager.
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@rina110383 (24070)
6 Apr 16
With my 3 previous employers, all my immediate superiors/managers are competent ones. I know of some people who were hired directly for managerial positions though they know nothing about the process. That happens in a lot of industries. I like your idea on training managers similar with what companies do to other employees. Do you also evaluate your managers? You can cite their incompetencies during evaluation so that the Management can propose trainings for them, or better, replace them with someone who knows the whole process.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
Nope we don't evaluate them....wish we could do it and if done, done so anonymously
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
6 Apr 16
These managers are not really keen to learn. They are sitting there because they have a good degree or they know someone, and they think that the position is just a transition to something better.
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@gudheart (12741)
6 Apr 16
True, the people underneath them do all their work for them!
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Good thing I don't have a manager.
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@gudheart (12741)
7 Apr 16
lol it would be great not to have one!
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
7 Apr 16
@gudheart That's why I don't like to work in a company.
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Apr 16
I had a boss once who had no clue how to do the job. She blamed us for everything she did wrong. I finally walked out I had enough of her garbage.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Apr 16
@gudheart so did you get the answer?
@Shiva49 (14003)
• Singapore
6 Apr 16
I have also worked with some incompetent managers and their responses can be quite odd - siva
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@gudheart (12741)
7 Apr 16
It really can be quite odd! I know more than one of my managers it seems.
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@JMAndres (726)
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hope if I will start working I won't have those kind of managers. @@
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@gudheart (12741)
7 Apr 16
I hope so too! I am sure you won't come across such ones :D
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
7 Apr 16
I know what you mean. One manager will say one thing and other will say something else.