The balancing act of making sure others are getting their work done as well as your own is not a simple walk in the park. Not only that, but going above and beyond to ensure productivity and happiness for your team is not an easy feat, either. Listed below are a few refresher tips to go from good to great in your day-to-day management.
Establish realistic goals and outcomes. By helping each employee create, discuss, and review goals and objectives, there is no room for guessing or questions, and expectations are clear.
Double as a motivator. Giving your employees recognition regularly will boost their overall attitude towards work, especially when things get hard. Motivating your team is a win-win for both of you.
Engage in productive meetings. The most important part about a meeting is coming prepared with what needs to be discussed, discussing it, and following up with the necessary work. Great managers make sure to schedule necessary meetings and stick to their original intent. This shows respect to your team and their other responsibilities.
De-stress. Being stressed as a manager creates tension, and also lessens your effectiveness. Taking a break to recharge is not only okay, but absolutely necessary in order to function at the best of your ability!
Trust your team. It isn’t always easy to delegate work and walk away, trusting that it’s done right, but it’s the only way to know if you can truly trust your team’s efforts. Give them the opportunity to do it right before showing them, and help them with improvements along the way so there’s not a looming ‘micro-managed’ feeling.
Do you have any other great managing tips or ideas? Comment below!
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