Peter Drucker, the management Guru once famously said "management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank." Good manager are essentials of an organization. They are the most important factors for running a company smoothly. A manager should be a well refined personality with a wide range of knowledge.A great manager is who can sit in 'pure Zen' and can deliver required amount of work even in a high stress environment. His team neither get tensed nor get frustrated. Seems like a person from utopia? It can be made real; it just takes a little bit of work and planning. Read on to know how to be a good manager.
Tips To Be A Good Manager
Understand Your Employee’s Value System And Motivate Them
Try to understand the emotional structure of your employees mind. You can find out the factors for which he gives the most importance in his life. Those factors make his value system. It’s not money which human beings need ultimately in their life. People are multi-dimensional. Let them speak frankly to you. Only a good listener can be a good leader. You can take actions to make comfortable, according to their value system. It’s the happiness that delivers the work.
Encourage You Team To Express Their Ideas
You should always allow people to express their ideas and doubts about the work. Sometimes, there may be some politics running between your employees. This kind of things may ultimately damage the amount and quality of the work. You should make your own analysis of things instead of believing your employees blindly. You need to make an analysis of characters. Talking to them in person will be more useful.
Give Freedom To You Team To Make Mistakes
A manager is always responsible for his team’s actions. You won’t appreciate if somebody accuses you for someone else’s mistakes. This mindset may lead your team completely dependent on you. Your team will be upset and afraid all the time because they are afraid to make even a tiny mistake. They will obviously come to you, the manager, for help and instructions. To solve this kind of problem, you can give your employees freedom to make mistakes. Only by making mistake, one can learn. Give full responsibility to each of your team member and let them make mistakes. You are there to correct them. By giving a little responsibility on their shoulder, they will be more able to help you in critical conditions
Being a manager, you are supposed to teach others how to do a good work but you don’t have to do it all by yourself. It may be a bit difficult for you to give people work without knowing what would be the results. You can overcome this fear by giving small task to people, if they performed it wrong, can be fixed. Never miss any opportunity to teach and empower your employees. Then you can give them more important tasks as you know what’s their plus and minus. This will minimize your work load and keep you relaxed and make the team happy.