4 ways to be a Grand Slam manager.
They’re no second serves in management.
Delegation plays a huge part in successful leadership and many managers often want to control (and I guess manage) every aspect of work. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Of course they do, it’s their job”, but ultimately just doesn’t work. Delegating work effectively to employees means you can multiply the amount of work you can accomplish, while simultaneously helping to develop your employee’s work skills and self-confidence.
Communication is key to management and sadly too many bosses seldom communicate effectively with their employees. Look, we get that it can be difficult for a manager to keep their employees up-to-date all the time, but it’s absolutely essential you try you hardest to communicate with your team and keep them aware of what’s expected of them in order for them to keep doing their jobs amazingly. Which brings us on to our next point.
Making time for your team.
When a member of your team needs to talk with you, for any reason, it’s essential that you allow time for them to do so. As well as this, make time to check in with your team yourself, don’t just sit and wait for them to come to you. See how they’re getting on and make sure to recognise and reward any of their achievements.
Every employee needs goals to aim for. Goals give employees purpose and make sure that employees are working towards the overall company goals. It’s important to set measurable goals with your team, and regularly monitor the progress toward achieving them.
Above all remember not to take it all too seriously. Of course, managing a team is a serious business that comes with a lot of responsibility but it’s important to make sure that you make your employees feel energised by both working hard and playing hard.