Man Management July 20083 What? MAN MANAGEMENT by Dr.Vikram Singh "If you wish to plan for a year, sow seeds; if you wish to plan for ten years; plant a tree; and if you wish to plan for a lifetime, develop man" Although man management has been in existence since ages as obvious in the above quote, only recently there has been some major redirection in thought concerning its importance as a discipline to the effectiveness of the organisation. During feudalistic era the man management was mostly around the relationship of owner and the servant, in the industrial era it was of owner and blue collar worker and in the information era it is the management of knowledge worker and therefore the approaches which has been in vogue in past to manage servants and workers has to transform to manage a knowledge worker. It is in this context where paradigm shift in the approach of a manager has to take place to manage his men in the organisation. The focus of this paper is not merely to articulate the academic significance of various man management processes but also to enable the managers to apply them in live situation based on sound behavioural and management principles. I googled the web and found the number one site for the day – the quote may have some relevance!
Man Management July 20084 What? It is a matter of making sure we include everyone involved in the game, make them feel like they have contributed treat and speak to them as you would hope to be treated and spoken to and by days end you (and they) will have enjoyed the experience!
Man Management July 20085 Who… are we managing? The players…..The Game… Yourself but the most important is …
Man Management July 20086 Managing You Routines Family Work Life Health
Man Management July 20087 The following is a summary of the collated ideas. During the panel debriefs (July/August 2007) discussions were held to gather information from the panel members about their methods of developing routines to assist their preparation, concentration and decision making. We divided the concept into three main areas ….. …… before the season starts, ……on game day, before the game starts ….. ……and before each ball. A Routine Reminder……..
Man Management July 20088 Before the season starts……. …… be fully prepared well in advance …ensure Laws and playing conditions are well read and digested …check your gear (clothes, counter etc) …attend local meetings and participate fully …work on your fitness levels through the off season …attend net practices and start watching that ball …use those nets to find your position behind the stumps …prepare for preseason games …reflect on last seasons strong and weak points
Man Management July 20089 Control the controllables was the catchphrase in this segment and it was noticeable that both panels had similar views… Get your private and business life in order so that your mind is clear! Before the season starts……. … most importantly… (in other words, it works)
Man Management July 200810 Now for Game Day, before the toss. Amongst the list below, you will not find all things that could be done (like meeting with captains or scorers). We decided that those are staple diet for all umpires and umpire manuals and tried to look further into getting your mind set ready for play. …be well organised before leaving home …make sure any personal issues are dealt with and parked …know what your routines are and be comfortable with them …check your gear (again) …contact your on field partner if possible before meeting
Man Management July 200811 It was obvious that the mental organisation, before the game starts, was important to everyone and could not be overstated. …be at the ground at least one hour beforehand …arrive looking like an organised, efficient umpire …do all ground checks with your partner …run through how you both expect to communicate with each other …make sure you have drinks available Still on Game Day, before the toss. In addition, the chance to start the teamwork in the right direction from the beginning was heavily emphasised.
Man Management July 200812 … keep your head still and watch the ball Before each ball … Here, we started with the bowlers end but later moved on to standing at square. Several points are applicable to both and again you may find some things omitted (like counting balls) but we concentrated more on the mind set. …find your location behind the stumps …ensure you are comfortable, in position …follow your routine for every ball …switch off between deliveries
Man Management July 200813 Before each ball … routines… In talking about routines there was no specific pattern or sequence which all panel members followed. However, they tended to use similar ploys as a trigger to start their own system of focussing for the next delivery. …watch the bowler walking back to his mark, turning …breathe (it helps us all!), relax …be ready to focus, concentrate
Man Management July 200814 The main point here was that all umpires had a routine to follow for every delivery and it remained the same all day. Get into a pattern and this provides a safety net to fall back into when the going gets a bit tougher. Maintaining the routines throughout the game will help you to keep consistent. …listen for the bowlers footsteps …look for the ball …mentally remind yourself of your task (watch the foot/ball) Before each ball … more…
Man Management July 200815 What about square leg? Another series of ideas came forth and showed us all again that walking away from the stumps is only the start of the next part of the days work! …when you call over, it is definitely not over …make notes (which bowler, how many overs) When it comes to taking notes, the timing here is an individual preference. Some like to do their writing as they walk out to square leg, others prefer to get the pen out after the fourth ball of every over – do what is comfortable to you but be consistent so that it becomes one of your routines.
Man Management July 200816 watch the height of deliveries (does it bounce over stump height) What about square leg?.... more… …be alert when a new batsman arrives… count fielders When a new batsman arrives it pays to check his height levels out straightaway. That means pads (is he tall and a ball hitting the top may go over?), shoulder (pick out something in the background to compare for short pitched deliveries) and likewise for the head. It is not just the batsman who can be caught out by a short ball first up and we havent aligned comfortably for the assistance from square – be prepared, early!
Man Management July 200817 Two make a team Gain strength from your combination - help your partner wherever possible What about square leg…still more… Regular eye contact is an essential part of your routines. Use it to help with the distance a batsman is standing out from the crease and all the other little helpful things we can do for each other, but also use it to gain strength from each other. Keep the partnership strong – it will assist your confidence in all matters.
Man Management July 200818 … and believe in yourself! Finally, a few collated thoughts on decision making …with LBW decisions, be conservative …keep your routines, even after a possible mistake …park mistakes …have positive thoughts..
Man Management July 200819 Managing Players BowlersBatsmenCoaches And dont forget your mates too! Lets call them participants in our game All of the above need to be studied… HabitsStyles Are these things you can change? HistoryPreferences Can you adapt them to suit your game?
Man Management July 200820 Managing The Game Maintaining the Flow the Laws the Playing Conditions Knowing Maintaining integrity both your own and the games the Players These are things an umpire CAN work on, things you can control and improve with experience and effort I thought someone would ask about that You can show you are in control by
Man Management July 200821 Decisions………… …..not all of them are of your making Sometimes they arent much to do with cricket either…….. But when you are called upon, be positive ……and sell the decision!!
Man Management July 200822 Managing The Game - 2 Making decisions positively Maintaining a positive stance
Man Management July 200823 Managing The Game - 3 Controlling the momentum - We all do it differently! Touch Pause Engage
Man Management July 200824 Why? Because some people are passionate about this game! Because the media love to stir things along whenever they can
Man Management July 200825 Why? contd Because some situations need you to step in to make sure the game moves ahead smoothly Someone needs to step up and step in! That someone will always have to be YOU!
Man Management July 200826 Why? contd The best reasons Get it right and there are huge benefits Relax more Enjoy more As the players learn your style they will relax more too, knowing when to talk and when to wait
Man Management July 200827 How? This isnt rocket science………. PracticeWatch replays Go to nets Listen Talk Attend meetings Stop…….Think! Learn what they do and why Who are….. doing the little things right at the start will add up to getting the bigger things right later
Man Management July 200828 How? contd Start easily and confidently First over, first ball (hopefully) BatsmenEye contact KISS – simply the best way through the day Eye contact after balls, shots Bowlers Eye contact after balls, shots
Man Management July 200829 How? contd Gain confidence…… voice your opinion It doesnt matter who the player is….. If it bugs you– do something about it!
Man Management July 200830 How? contd If something needs to be said… …..SAY IT!!
Man Management July 200831 How? contd Can you be too rigid??Too Right!?! Never say never!Never say always! There must be room to bend!!
Man Management July 200832 How? contd Some players need to be trained Know when it has got too friendly! Dont ever let it go too far!
Man Management July 200833 You can learn plenty off the field too! Umpiring is a work in progress Manage yourself, the players and the Game to the very best of your abililty Reflect and Remember and your day and theirs will go smoothly