There’s a good and fairly simple way of working out how good an organization is being run, how good it is to work for any organization, and that’s to see how many people want to join and get into the organization.
So if you are getting a lot of requests from outside to join, then generally you must be doing something good, and have created a good place for people to work.
John Carver – hasn’t got the best out of his players
It’s not a mystery why
The opposite is also true, and if people are wanting to get out and leave an organization – like in rushing for the door – that’s an indicator the organization is not being well run, and it’s not good to work there.
So it was interesting that Director of Finance John Irving is leaving Newcastle to take up a similar position at Newcastle Airport, and also Irving’s assistant, David Gilroy, is leaving the club for Manchester City.
And if we are right, then a lot of players will want out in the summer – whether or not we are relegated.
And that’s a good indicator that Newcastle are now a well run organization – and a lot of fans have seen that only too clearly in the last six months.
If we are still in the Premier League next week Mike Ashley will need to make lot of changes in his personnel at Newcastle – especially those is real leadership positions – but we don’t think he will do that – so it will be the same old thing.
And one truism in management is that managers generally get what they expect out of their employees.
So if you expect somebody to be very good and you tell them that – they usually oblige.
Just think how you would feel if your boss called you in and told you they expected a lot out of you, and that you were very talented and capable of working at the highest level.
Would you feel uplifted?
The opposite however is also true, and if you don’t really expect too much out of your employees – that’s what you will get.
So when John Carver has said in his press conferences that some players at Newcastle are just not good enough to play for the club, and they will be leaving in the summer – what do you think John got.
Did the players play at their very best, or did they put in performances that were just no good enough for Newcastle?
As we said, you get what you expect from people, and that’s simple management basics.