Dr Kulneet Suri, an MBA and an M.Phil in the English Language, with Doctorate in Management from LTSNU (Ukraine) is currently Senior Director-International & Business Development at Institute of Management Study (IMS) Noida, IMS-DIA and DIT which is part of UNISON Society and has 11 Institutes in Noida and Dehradun.
A career in management spans across a broad section of industries from finance, to the public sector, construction, education, and more. Every organisation needs a manager, however finding the right candidate can be tough. Management has now become a career in itself, which comprises of leaders who can work efficiently and drive a team or organisation to succeed.
Management roles have always been a top preference for aspirants. Many students perceive that attaining a management degree is enough to commence a career in the field. Though the management degree works as an added advantage for the candidates, what attracts employers are the skills and attributes they have. Possessing a set of key skills needed for the role increases the working efficiency and value of an aspirant. Below mentioned are a set of skills which can lead to a guaranteed successful career in management:
Technical Skills: Over the past few years, technological developments are revolutionising the industry. The time is not far when 50% of the occupations or job profiles present right now, will not exist over the next decade. Technology has become an imperative aspect of the workplace. A manager is expected to possess an understanding of the key technological developments taking place and should stay up to date with the changing trends.
Organisation and Delegation Skills: To succeed in a management career, a candidate must hold strong organisational skills. A management profile comes with tremendous responsibilities wherein you have to supervise a team of employees working in diverse segments and ensure that they are being trained effectively. Also, delegation is another key skill that a manager must possess. A manager is responsible for delegating work to employees and ensures that the workforce remains motivated.
Emotional Intelligence: One of the most fundamental skills that have become a mandate in an organisation is Emotional Intelligence. An understanding of emotions lets an individual achieve even the hardest goals within an organisation. It is also essential for a candidate to have the patience to listen to their employee’s concerns and that they must not overreact to situations. A calm and stable approach allows a candidate to enhance relationships in the workplace and handle tough situations effectively.
Transparency: When looking for the commencement of a career in management profile, a candidate must be transparent. In management, there is no space for duplicity. A manager is responsible for leading a team wherein, employees expect their leader to be transparent with them, and on whom they can lay their trust. Being transparent in your dealings will ensure the retention of hardworking team members and reduce attrition in an organisation.
Commercial Awareness: Businesses are actively seeking aspirants who possess strong commercial awareness. In terms of kick-starting the career in the management domain, an appropriate understanding of the marketplace and how the business operates is essential. Also, knowledge of the sector that the organisation belongs to also vital. In addition to the market understanding, a candidate must have adequate knowledge of social and economic issues that might affect the business.
Rewards and celebrates employee’s successes: A manager should be a cheerleader for his team and should recognise and celebrate each success of his team. Nowadays, jobs are very stressful, and by celebrating each win, you can make your team feel good and show that you care about their achievements.
Management roles have always been coveted by students. Acquiring and following the skills mentioned above and increase your chance of getting a management role, as well as deliver excellent performance at the workplace. The skills could be attained through different activities like – Internships, volunteering, taking considerable professional courses, etc.
The management institutions across the country are focusing extensively on the development of essential management skills. Management roles become one of the hottest career choices for aspirants. The students are actively seeking admission in the top 10 PGDM institutes in India to learn the requisite skills and training, which can eventually lead to excellent placements in top companies.
Management skills have become important for a successful career. By doing a comprehensive course from the leading institute, students will be able to gain skills as well as practical knowledge to begin a rewarding career in their dream company!
More about the Author: Dr Kulneet Suri
Dr Suri is the Vice-President for CEGR, Delhi-NCR Chapter. She began her career with AIRTEL and has thereon successfully risen by handling multidimensional assignments. On joining an educational institution, Dr Suri has been heading all the major functions in the education sector at various points in time. She has successfully handled operations from inception and then led them on a high growth path through meticulous strategy, planning and execution. She is responsible for the management and coordination of IMS Noida, IMS-DIA, and DIT and responsible for the development of new enterprise initiatives.