Be a better manager for your team with these tips.
Managing an office or company well is no small feat, but it is something you can get better at. If you’re looking to become a better boss to engage employees and better the business, these tips can get you headed in the right direction.
Spend more quality time with employees.
A large part of management is delegation, which requires problem-solving and matching employees with the most appropriate task given their skills and expertise. Spending more time with your employees in and out of the office will help you to understand their skill set and aspirations. Whether you host an employee lunch at your favorite diner or start weekly meetings with your team in the conference room, knowing your team puts you in a better position to delegate.
People have an inherent need to know when they’re doing well. If you aren’t giving feedback to your team, you could be losing employees because of lack of motivation and appreciation. Include feedback in meetings, annual reviews, and emails so that your team knows where to improve in the future.
Publicly praise them.
When you recognize an employee’s strength, it helps to solidify your working relationship with him/her. In addition, you train your employees to recognize where their strengths lie. This simple act will help them gain confidence and motivation.