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Dwight Mihalicz

Dwight Mihalicz has over 40 years’ experience helping local, national, and international organizations achieve greater productivity, efficiency, and performance.

Effective ManagersTM Announces Partnership Agreement with NewRealGoal (NRG)

Dwight Mihalicz,

Kiev, Ukraine. Dwight Mihalicz, President of Effective Managers™ announced today the signing of an agreement with NewRealGoal, based in Kiev, Ukraine.

“NRG brings significant experience and an excellent track record in executive and manager development”, said Dwight Mihalicz. “Our approach is a natural extension for NRG, as Effective Managers™ provides a methodology that can expand their offering.”

Andrew commented on the agreement and its potential in Ukraine and neighbouring Russian speaking countries: “I met Dwight in Tehran as he presented a workshop on strategy execution. I was very impressed with the sound methodology and how it could be helpful to our clients. We started talking immediately and within a month we were pleased that Dwight could lead a workshop with over 20 executives and managers from our client base. ”

Can Poor Management be Fatal?

Dwight Mihalicz,

It was a sad moment to see the headline in to-day’s Times (The Times, London, June 7, 2018) as I was returning on a flight home from Europe:

Amnesty official ‘killed himself over work stress’

The article explained how a 65 year-old employee of this venerable organization had complained several times of overwork as a result of a major reorganization. His body was found in his office this past weekend where he took his life. Apparently a note was found in which “he wrote that he had asked for assistance with an increasingly heavy workload, but none had been provided”.

How is the Manager Effectiveness Assessment Different?

Dwight Mihalicz,

What is going on inside organizations that make it so difficult for managers to be effective in their jobs?

Effective Managers and the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa partnered to fill the void in the management sciences literature surrounding that very question. The research study closed at the end of 2013 with nearly 200 managers representing approximately 2,000 manager-subordinate relationships from eight organizations in participation. The research focus was to understand and, more importantly, identify those dynamics that impact a manager’s effectiveness at work.

While we discovered that there are a lot of factors at play that obstructs manager effectiveness, we identified that there was a critical dimension that remained consistent in our research: accountability.

Do Effective Managers Drive Engagement?

Dwight Mihalicz,

We know higher engagement is related to better performance. In fact, organizations go to great lengths to ensure their employee engagement is high. They have their managers and employees take Employee Engagement Surveys regularly. And while these surveys offer plenty of insight into your people, is it measuring something that matters?  In a way, yes! We know that organizations with higher engagement employees are more successful. This is incontrovertible.

However, there is a big BUT.

Engagement Measurement: Are We Making a Difference?

Dwight Mihalicz,

We have established that employee engagement is good. Organizations with higher levels of engagement are higher-performing. With engaged employees, companies have fewer safety incidents, low absenteeism, high productivity, high customer ratings, and high profitability.

But while there are engagement surveys that do a good job of measuring symptoms, how well do we measure the underlying causes that lead to employee disengagement? How well are we identifying that the root cause originates at the management level?

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