It has been a debate forever about the role of a Manager and what knowledge and skills does a manager need to possess to be effective in his/her role? When we talk about the role of a manager, it is the context of the business environment and what are they expected to do? There may be different expectations in different organization environment even then when the managers as a cadre is discussed, there a platform in which they are evaluated and rated one above the other based on their contribution, skills and competencies. So, it is the knowledge and experience of a manager that sets him apart from the other. A lot of managers operate out of the conventional wisdom and are reluctant to experiment anything new lest it fails! There is nothing wrong or right about it, it is a managers prerogative how he wants to operate, however, past statistics have always proven that the individual approach, style, beliefs, values etc have a bearing on the people who work for these managers or are a part of the team.So, what is it that Great Managers know? What is that powerful insight that the world’s great managers know and use in their daily work life that puts them ahead of the pack and helps them get the best out of their people? Is there actually a prescriptive knowledge capsule that one can use to have people queuing up to work for you? In many books, the writers have outlined a collation of insights that managers across the world have shared about their experience of working with people and their observations converted as their beliefs. Very interestingly, the insights are as follows:”People don’t change that much””Don’t waste time trying to put in what was left out””Try to draw out what was left in””That is hard enough”It may be fair to calibrate this as the powerful insight that base the wisdom of great managers and often it can be attributed as the success factors of the Mangers’ success. Of course the seemingly simple insight is difficult to decipher and even more difficult to use in the work life. It needs a sophisticated approach by the practicing manager to use the insight effectively and increase the effectiveness quotient.Once the knowledge is acquired, the real challenge is to put the wisdom/knowledge to apply this in the respective organizations. As a manager, it is important to anticipate what will it call for the employees, how will it impact the organization etc while applying this insight.Referring to the initial statements on the Role of the Manager, one of the key roles that the managers play is of the Catalyst. Yes, you as a Manager play the role of the catalyst an in you capacity unleash the individual strengths of each of your team members and effectively translate them into performance as per the organization standard. What differentiates one manager from the other is how effectively this role of catalyst is being played! The other differentiator is the ability of the manager to play multiple roles at the same time, one is expected to be the Individual Superstar, subject matter expert, and leaders in their own way! The manager aspect of their role is often most effectively lived by playing the Catalyst role with each team member and turn it into a success story. It is the “individual approach” that works well, you may choose a person, set expectations, motivate the person and develop the person, this multiplied into the no of team members and you have got it all right to etch your name as one of the World’s Greatest Managers!To be equally great in your organization context, it helps to refer the defined competency of the manager in your respective organization and benchmark them with the managers’ competency in general as listed by various organizations.
The PC gaming industry means business that’s why companies churn out quality video games year after year. Gamers would spend millions on dollars for games to be played on their PC. But with the high costs of video games today, most users would have to wait for a really good game to be released before they buy one. But how would the consumers know a good game from the rest of the field? Video game companies came up with PC game demo in order to let the players experience the game first hand before actually paying for it.Most PC game demo would not be complete. They would just be enough to give the player a feel of what the game play is all about. In that short period of time, the player can discern whether the game is good enough to buy the full version. With the high price of video games at present, making sure that the game is worth it is probably the best move for a budget conscious consumer. There are lots of web sites out there that offer downloads of PC game demo. They would provide links for the games. Sites would provide accurate descriptions of the game and some would even have their own PC game reviews section. This would help the user pick which game to download. Some reviews would be written by the site’s staff while other sites would allow users to write their own review of the game.There are different types of PC game demo. Some would offer the full game for download but there will be a limited number of times to be played or a limited time period only. The full game would be unlocked once you registered the game online. To register you have to pay a certain amount. Then there’s the PC demo game where only a couple of levels would be available for the player. At present the most downloaded PC game demo is Crysis. This is followed closely by Call of Duty 4, Half Life 2 and World in Conflict. Reading the PC game reviews of these games would tell that these games are great. Maybe that’s why they get the most downloads these days.Most PC game demo download sites would have a search feature so that you can easily find the game you like. You can opt for the result to show only the games that are free to try or free to download. You can also select the genre you wish to download. Popular genres include first person shooter, action, adventure, casual and a lot more. Even if you don’t know what you’re looking for at the moment, downloading free PC game demo can help you decide whether the game’s for you or not. If the game’s for you then you can buy the full version later.PC game demo gives the consumers the power to test a particular game before buying the full retail version. This gives both the gaming company and the player the advantage. Consumers get to know the game better before buying them while the companies can offer free trials to a global market.