Its always surprising how we all know what a boss looks like, but few of us know how to be a Good Boss. Unfortunately, often people became managers without having proper management training. There is no dark scheme at work. Being a manager is not difficult, but to be good it takes a certain concentrated thinking and attention. And because a lot of people put their trust in you, don’t you owe them your utmost for their sake?
Employment is a way to earn an income for most. Chances are the members of the staff have a life outside of the workplace and their job helps that life. The people who work hard for you do so with commitment and obligation to the business. Be grateful for their well-being, with respect, appreciation and consideration. Otherwise will you lose your employee’s to your competitor. Do not treat your employees as though they are replaceable. The sad fact is, you are too. Try to build a bond that reaches across the boundaries of your office.
Don’t Be A Dictator
Let’s be frank, no one likes a dictator. It’s fool hardy to think that your employees respect you if you are intent on doing things only one way. Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean that people are going to do as you’re doing. Leaders need to inspire greatness in their followers. Interact with the ambition to encourage your employees to be innovative.
Set Achievable Goals
Everyone’s got a lot to achieve. Still, the load itself may be heavier than humanly possible. But unilaterally moving the job down the line does not support the workload. More possibly it would only generate confusion and uncertainty. You’ve been made the boss to be able to control the flow, so just do that. Assess the squad, and implement an achievable workload. Establish a fair range of clearly defined goals and push the team to accomplish them so that they can achieve victory.
Solve Problems As A Team
You as the manager is responsible for all that goes wrong. That’s not to suggest you have to do everything to fix it. Your team would be keen to assist. For the good of those concerned, encourage your team to work together to solve problems. If someone isn’t interested in working for the common good, either inspire or withdraw him or her from the team.
Two Ears One Mouth
You have plenty of experience and advice to share with those who work for you. Do not be too fast with your approach to shut down the thought process. Otherwise your team would think less about themself and become dependent solely on your brain. Let them explore the problems and come up with their own major solutions. Listen to ensure they’re not going too far off course. Who knows, you could be learning something new yourself.
Scrutinize Your Work
Becoming a boss really is the start of your journey. You now have more autonomy but responsibility comes with that. Your greatest obstacle is rising yourself. Nothing will encourage those who work for you more than to see you recognize your shortcomings and make the required change, actively and publicly. The big part is that the whole team profits every time you succeed.
Many managers spend a lot of time rectifying subordinates’ work in hopes of minimizing mistakes. Productivity takes a big hit when this is done often. In an atmosphere of relentless scrutiny people will not succeed well.
If you intend to have a successful business you need to implement good management practices, be kinder and more open to you staff. Try to see them as equals instead of employees, foster and grow respect.