You go to work everyday to your prestigious management position. Everyday you have to deal with situations, problems employees and bosses. Can you honestly say that you are a good manager who do their best everyday.
Are you a good manager. Or do the employees take advantage of you every chance they get. Do they hate to see you coming?
Here are a few suggestions to help you become a better boss and an more understanding manager.
Get the job done – This can be done without being rude to the employees, or hard and stand-offish. This can easily be accomplished by being persistent, understanding and patient.
Be flexible – Just because you have a certain way of doing things does not mean that it is always the right way. You have to be willing to assess any situation and then take appropriate action that will lead to the most favorable outcome for the business.
It is not a good idea to ”’stick to your guns whenever a decision need to be made. Others in the situation may be able to see a more comprehensive angle and a more reasonable solution.
Develop a network – Get to know as much as possible about the company that you work for. After the knowledge is gained, you will then be able to understand more about what you need to do instead of what you want to do. Proper procedure is always better than personal assumptions.
Stay focused – keep your mind on what is the most important. Do not spend your valuable time on the employee you dislike. That time could be better spent on improving production and other areas important to the business. Do not let your personal life be prominent while on the job.
Get it done – Train the employees to get the job done right the first time, every time. Don’t be afraid to delegate in order to keep things running smoothly. Take the most promising workers and let them do what you need to get done, if they qualify. Do not think you have to do everything.
Remember – You were once where your employees are, just starting your career. Just because someone does not appear to be an expert the first day on the job does not mean that the employee is not qualified.
Give yourself and all of the employees a chance to learn and grow. This does not mean Bob in accounting get to take eight months to figure out how to write a simple budget. The best managers are flexible and understanding, albeit firm.