As a manager, you wear many hats. In fact, you wear ten hats if you ask Henry Mintzberg. However, today’s post talks about you and your team in terms of how you manage them. It’s a humongous topic! So, I’ve tried my best to condense it down to just 5 tips that should help you to become a better manager starting from today. Let’s get started.
1. Focus on your relationships
Your relationships with your team are so important! They work for you and everything they do is for you. If you have a great working relationship with your team, they are likely to work harder for you and help you achieve better results. Do you agree? If you have poor working relationships with them, well, as you can imagine, they’ll work less, and the quality of work may be poor. So, if you’re looking to build your relationships with your team, I’ve listed a few tips below:
- Listen to everyone in your team – they have a voice.
- Recognise their emotions and respond accordingly – work on your Emotional Intelligence.
- Praise them for work your pleased with and talk with them quietly when it’s not done the way you wanted to give them another chance.
- Be their leader.
These should help you get started building better working relationships with your team. Let us know how you get on via social media; we would love to hear!