Successful management is a combination of team building, delegating at the right time, and ensuring job satisfaction of your employees.
Are you in a Manager position? Would you like to lead a team? Set yourself apart and become an awesome Manager with these 10 golden rules.
#1: Set clear goals and expectations
What, when, where, and why
“Make more sales” is ambiguous. You need to be clear and well-defined, like “increase sales in June by 10% compared to May”.
#2: Be approachable
Have an open door policy
Keep channels open and encourage your team to talk to you when there’s an issue.
#3: Build positive work relations
Maintain a good rapport
Embrace your role as a leader by providing a friendly, positive and inspiring environment.
#4: Be available
Provide support when needed
Guide employees when they are stuck and provide support, to help them learn and grow.
#5: Encourage opinions & ideas
Create a culture of innovation
Motivate employees to share ideas and involve them in decision-making processes, leading to both the company’s and their own personal growth.
#6: Acknowledge good work
Recognition is the key to motivation
Be it a simple ‘thank you’ note or an extensive email acknowledging good work, appreciating employees for a job well done is important.
#7: Help people enjoy work
Make workdays enjoyable
You don’t need a dedicated day like “Freaky Friday” to make this happen. Simple surprises like an appreciation email or a casual conversation, can go a long way.
#8: Communicate effectively
Cultivate positive workplace situations and foster healthy interpersonal relations.
#9: Remain transparent
Your key to building trust
Trust and transparency go hand in hand. Teams function better when their leader is transparent about both the pros and cons of situations
#10: Be an Example
An archetype of a Manager
“Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t work! Lead by example by being a positive role model in all situations.