Management Attributes To Executive Students


By

Prof. Dileep Kumar M.
Ex-Professor
Symbiosis (SCMHRD, SCDL), IIIT, SCMLD, SBS
Pune
 


This research article is based on a study conducted by the author for the students of MBA graduates in order to enable them to understand 'what the corporate looking upon them' when they prepare towards campus placement, to serve corporate. This qualitative research, is interviewed almost 127 Human Resource managers, who belong to senior supervisory level, from 87 industrial large scale organisations, software industries, and small scale units in Maharashtra state.  The outcome of the research helps the MBA students to be prepared enough to face the interview boards with better self-confidence so that their placement in big brand organisation can be ensured.

Research Questions

The research questions incorporated in the study is follows:

1. What are the Physical Qualities the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

2. Which are the Emotional Attributes the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

3. Which are the Intellectual and Analytical Attributes the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

4. Which are the Spiritual and Moral Attributes the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

5. Which are the Interpersonal and Customer Relation Attributes the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

6. Which are the Interpersonal and Customer Relation Attributes the corporate is looking upon MBA executives?

Research Outcomes

Physical qualities required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon qualities like Ability to work long hours, Abstain form irregular food habits, Agile and enthusiastic, Extra Physical fitness, Energetic, Able to manage physical stress, and Practice relaxation techniques to be physically alert in their personal life. Better personal hygiene is expected from the new generation executives to handle the work situation efficiently and effectively. 

Emotional Attributes required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon executives having Equanimity, Confidence, Emotional maturity, Patience, Optimistic, Calm and composed, Emotional control, Empathetic, Good Listener, Accept Mistakes, Unbiased, Understanding ability, Courageous, Flexible and Persistent to be stable in their personal life and professional life. They should maintain equidistance to both rational and emotional thoughts. Conscious use of professional self to be used for effective decision-making and control.

Intellectual and Analytical Attributes required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon executives who are in Tune with latest business changes, Rationale in decision making, Quick decision-making, Having Team spirit, Constant learner, Having Technical competency and Logical reasoning, Better Human Relation, Be Creative, Good Intelligent quotient, Be Innovative and Communicative, Knowledge based, and Having Better Concentration Power for initiation, innovation, risk taking and proactive in effective problem solving process.

Spiritual and Moral Attributes required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon executives, who have Strong ethical base, Trust, Morally upright, Sincere and frank, Spiritual inclination, Open / transparent, Belief in social responsibilities, Get away from malpractices, Keep Commitments, Be responsible, No false commitments, Fair business practices, Give respect and take respect, Belief in oneself and Control over mind. The strong ethical attributes on executives help the organisation to communicate quality of the product ethically convincing and help in better customer relationship. Strong ethical work force is an asset to any organisation. 

Interpersonal and Customer Relation Attributes required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon executives, who have Better Listening, Better Communication ability, High Value orientation, Polite and warm, Diplomatic, Ability to Control emotions, Competent to handle redresses, Human relation, Need orientation, Networking, Healthy negotiation, Faithful, Pleasing character, Better understanding skill, empathetic and Acceptance of each other for better interaction and inter relationship with customers. A better market orientation requires individuals having better inter personal skills and goal orientation. These qualities enable the executives to develop strong relation with the customers by understanding their needs and expectations.

Managing Time and Stress Attributes required for the MBA Executives:

It is reported by majority Human Resource Managers that they are looking upon executives, who practices Relaxation Techniques, are Conscious of Time Management, do Prioritization of activities, Planning Meticulously, Leave ego aside, Faith in ones own abilities, Delegation of authority, Distinguish Important and unimportant, Better self understanding, Realistic Perception and Control over self. Among which major one is allocation of ones own activities to important and important to unimportant to unimportant. A better activity prioritization enables the executives to manage their work in time with efficiency. 

Conclusion

Management is an art of getting things done through and with people. Today in the highly competitive and demanding entrepreneurship, management is not knowledge centered alone. It is talent and potential centered. In order to enrich the performance and potential of executives, more action oriented intellectual inputs and transformational activity-centered are inevitable. A competent, mentally alert, emotionally stable, intellectually talented executive are required to manage the business with fidelity and accuracy. The findings of this qualitative research help the new generation executive students to discover the undiscovered self and prepare towards better personal and professional career.
 


Prof. Dileep Kumar M.
Ex-Professor
Symbiosis (SCMHRD, SCDL), IIIT, SCMLD, SBS
Pune
 

Source: E-mail March 25, 2006

    

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