Becoming a good manager from the bay-floundering will not work. To do this, you need to painstakingly gain experience, improve, observe yourself, and correct your own mistakes. This article will give you six tips for becoming a better manager.
Tip #1. Pay attention to your appearance, especially at the beginning of your managerial career.
Let’s talk about self-improvement. The manager has to work with a huge amount of information. Lack of the habit of systematization and accuracy in storing information (both in paper and electronic form) can let you down. So constantly improve your touch typing, speed reading, database, data visualization, analysis, and Internet surfing skills.
Tip #2. Learn to work with information. Information is the basis of power. Whoever owns the information owns the world.
How often do you take on work that your employees can and must do? Because “it’s faster to do it yourself than to explain it,” because “it’s easier to do it yourself than to check it,” because “you still have to redo it after it,” because “it’s very important,” because “he won’t have time” and many other explanations “because …”.
Tip #3. Time is money! The conclusion is simple: do more in a limited time, delegate tasks, and distribute work among employees.
In addition to the previous advice, the leader must be able to recognize and stop the manipulation of his subordinates quickly. So often, employees deftly shift their work onto you under the pretexts of “I don’t know how to do it,” “I can’t do it …” or “I’m afraid of responsibility.” Instead, take the time and effort to train them; you will win in the end.
Tip #4. “It’s better to lose half a day and fly in five minutes!” It is wiser to spend time and effort once to train an employee than to do his job constantly.
It happens that in a series of organizational decisions, for some reason, the very essence of the activities of employees is lost. Leader, remember! You organize the process for the client. All organizational issues should be directed to the client.
Tip #5. The most important boss is the client. Whoever brings the money has the right to make decisions.
No matter how strict a boss you are, it would help if you never forgot that you are working with real people who are motivated not only by the employment contract and the monthly amount in the account. So even if it seems to you that your employees’ salary is more than worthy, the social package is full, and penalties are fair, do not forget to thank them for their work. If they did their job well – tell them “thank you!”.
Tip #6. Thank employees for a job well done. Your gratitude does not cost you money but increases your authority.
And a little more about the properties of human nature. Most people are arranged in such a way that even those who do not dream of a career in leadership nevertheless want to see that something important depends on them. Encourage employees’ initiative, first in small ways, and then more and more.