The Dos and Don’ts of Management

The Dos and Don’ts of ManagementManagement is one of the biggest factors in determining employee satisfaction. The effectiveness of managers has an extremely strong impact on employee engagement. Managers affect employee engagement more than anything else in the workplace. A good manager will run a tight team of motivated employees, and a bad manager will leave their employees feeling drained and seeking other employment.

There are common reasons why managers are either loved or loathed. Here’s a look at what to do and what not to do in the office.

Don’t Be A Micro-Manager

Micromanagement is a very common employee complaint. No employee wants to feel like they’ve always got someone monitoring their every move. Most employees are actually more productive and engaged when given autonomy in their work. It’s possible to be supportive and offer constructive feedback on performance without being overbearing, invasive, or nit-picky.

Don’t Be Selfish

Selfishness is another commonly proclaimed issue employees have with managers. If a manager seems to only be out for themselves, employees will not be motivated to be team players themselves. Employees are more likely to maximize performance when they feel like they’re working with people who look out for their best interest. Employees will work harder and smarter for people they can trust and respect.

Don’t Be Lazy

Laziness promotes laziness. If you want your employees to take initiative, put quality effort into their work, and perform at max capacity, then bring some energy to the table and set a good example. If you don’t care about the work, then why should they?

Do Be Humble

Employees like to know that their managers are human, that they make mistakes and fail from time to time. Letting your employees know that you messed up or that you were wrong about something doesn’t make you a bad manager. In fact, your imperfections and humility will make you more likable and more relatable. Furthermore, being a manager doesn’t mean you have to know everything. It’s okay to just say, “I don’t know,” from time to time and be open to having your team members enlighten and inform you about things.

Do Be Encouraging

As a manager, you are your team’s biggest cheerleader. Don’t assume that employees, even high performers, know that they’re doing a great job. Find ways to nudge them every so often and thank them for good work, let them know they are appreciated, and that they are a valuable part of the team.

Do Be Caring

You don’t have to be best friends with every employee to show that you care. Simple inquiries about how they are doing or an open-door policy to discuss workplace obstacles, goals, and other topics is a great way to affirm that you genuinely care about them.

Do Be Confident

Your actions, demeanor, and behaviors can be very contagious to the employees that look up to you. If you seem uncertain, worried, or anxious about things, your team will likely follow suit. Even during hard times or tense moments, it’s important that the leaders of an organization stand tall and instill a sense of security and confidence in employees.

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