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 from one month to another by 10% compared to the last month”.
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.