Young professional worked hard on the proposal and submitted to the Crab Manager.
“This is not the way to work. Please go to Mr. Fandapurkar. He will explain you the history of this organization.” He asked
Mr. Fandapurkar was one of the cheerleaders of the Crab Manager and was head of the one section in the organization. Young professional went to Mr. Fandapurkar, “Mr. Crab Manager is an excellent person in the organization and he is the Guru of all of us. He is mentor, coach, and god for us.”
“Oh, is it so… good, I came here to understand the history of this organization.” Young professional told.
“Oh sure, I tell you, Mr. Crab Manager is the only person in this organization who can run this business. In fact he brought me here to head this section.”
Mr. Fandapurkar spent almost 2 hours only speaking about the Crab Manager. Poor young professional could not grab anything from Mr. Fandapurkar. He understood that Mr. Crab Manager is the history writer of the organization and the important projected character in the organization.
The young professional could not do anything because Crab Manager and other cheerleaders including Mr. Fandapurkar would create problems politically.
If young professional would go with the proposal, Crab Manager would ask him to do the thing differently. The expectations were not cleared. Crab Manager would ask him to write proposals, Standard Operating Procedures and would insist on writing everything. Young professional was not authorized to take decisions even the increment of the driver and office boys. One fine morning young professional put down his papers not due to any other reasons, but only due to Crab Manager.
You also must have seen such Crab Managers in the organization. Are they really worth to call even Managers? Who are these Crab Managers? They are actually like the Crab. Crab attitude. They will not allow to grow their sub-ordinate. Following are some traits of Crab Managers.
1) They are very old employees in the organization and are much closed to the top level people including owners/directors because of their loyalty. They also arrange plumber for director’s house toilet, cook or driver for them.
2) They are the encyclopedia of the organization. They know everything about the organization. This is the only USP for them.
3) They project themselves as the power station in the organization and have the strong cheerleader base. Followers are mediocre and unsuccessful. They also need such superior because they can not survive outside their world.
4) They are always in their shell and project as sophisticated by nature but very dangerous. When something goes wrong they will scapegoat somebody.