03 Nov Effective Management Tips To Bring Out The Best In People
Tone at the top
Lead in such an inspiring and motivating manner that it makes it easy for others to want to follow you. Setting the right example apt for your business characterized by qualities of ethics and even-handedness tends to make it much easier for employees to respect and value you. No one wants to follow a manager who does not inspire and motivate them; instead, they are eager to pursue those who do. Typically, management does not play by the same rules which in turn lead to less following. Inculcating the command to abide by the same rules will set an excellent example which costs nothing and yields productivity.
Take a genuine interest in the course of their careers
Researches devise the conclusion that high performing companies regularly and consistently motivate their employees by emphasizing career development. Similarly, a manager can and is required to take an interest in the course of careers to observe higher levels of performance. It is nothing but human nature and makes sense as well. Displaying genuine interest in helping employees move up the ladder is a definite way of building lasting loyalty.
Ambitious but not unrealistic expectations
Formal job or informal job, each work as its own set of objectives to achieve. It is vital to set targets that stretch your employees but are attainable as well. Let them know that you expect nothing short of excellence. Remember that competence breeds confidence enabling them to attain ambitious goals by motivating them to do so successfully.
Provide honest, insightful feedback on a regular basis
Emphasis is laid on the keyword, “honest.” If employees are not given regular feedback of their performance, how will they know the status and performance of their work? It is impossible for them to give their best if they do not know what the best looks like. Candid feedback is recommended which does not ignore the hard stuff or positive side. Feedbacks should be both negative and positive.
Get to know who your people are
In order to bring out the best in employees, it is vital to understand them to a certain extent. Understand their underlying interests, dislikes, what they care about and what motivates them, whether its money, a bonus, respect, bigger office or opportunity of more free time to spend with the kids. There is an end number of possibilities, the better you understand your employees, the better managerial leverages you possess.