Ten principles every new manager needs to know and use.
Sure, it wasn’t easy for you to become a manager. But having achieved your goal, rest assured you have a lot more work to do to insure your success.
You must always be willing to learn about your strengths and weaknesses as well as those of your staff.
You must be capable of prioritizing objectives and how to achieve them.
And you must lead from the front, not the rear – all while motivating your employees.
Poor communication results in managerial dysfunction and vice versa because a significant number of workers is mistakenly promoted into management.
New managers must try to win as great communicators.
If you haven’t already, you will have to manage several competing demands to achieve your objectives – all without wasting time and resources.
Compromise is often necessary.
Mistakes must be avoided. You must be careful not to throw your weight around in the early days of your job.
It’s important to take adequate time to get to know your employees and to keep an open mind if you’re fortunate enough to get ideas from them.
You must be authentic to help your relationships to be genuine.
Treat everybody with respect. This avoids unnecessary challenges that start with mistrust and pointing fingers by employees.
It also helps keep team members honest and motivated.
Motivation is a key component. So focus on employee engagement. Otherwise you’ll be shocked by their diminishing performance.
Don’t risk becoming a micromanager. Micromanagement is a ramification of ignoring best practices in management.
People who micromanage lose maximum efficiency, productivity and teamwork – in other words, optimal profitability.
Don’t discriminate. Involve every member of your staff when you set goals and priorities. This will help guarantee feedback immediately.
When you delegate, keep in mind the employee’s capabilities.
Be careful with older workers. It can be tough to manage baby boomers. Not because they’re difficult workers. Your learning has just begun in earning respect to get results.
Remember a lot of baby boomers know they have more experience than you; perhaps even in management.
Hold blue-sky sessions – encourage your team to brainstorm.
Money is not the key motivator of employees. Recognition is a powerful motivator. With a solid recognition program, you’ll profit because your workers will constantly perform without close supervision.
There are 10 principles every new manager needs to know for maximum performance.
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“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”
-John D. Rockefeller