How to improve your management skills?
Whether you just got promoted and need some training or you already have been a manager for some time and just want to improve your work, there are many skills that might need improving.
We have found some tips which can help you to do better in your job as a manager.
1. Know your team
It is important for you to know who you work with and build good working relationships with them. Each of them has their own strengths, weaknesses, skills, motivations, etc. And knowing those things and how they prefer to work will be better for you as a manager because it will increase employee engagement and build trust.
2. Communicate your goals and share the big picture
Goals establish a structured environment and clear objectives to work towards. It will also help to increase creativity and initiative. You should use the SMART technique (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timebound) to set your goals so that it will be clear for everybody.
3. Admit mistakes and offer solutions
It’s clear that even a manager will be bound to make mistakes but the important thing is that you can admit them. As people like to say, vulnerability equals strength. Acknowledge the mistakes you made and learn from them, that way you can teach your team to not make the same mistakes.
4. Be organised
There’s nothing worse than having a manager who is not organised. It goes against the job’s definition, how will you be able to manage your team if you’re not organised. It will reduce stress, increase productivity, and prevent workers from feeling overwhelmed.
5. Present Yourself With Confidence
Every manager will have some of these characteristics in common: they’ll be curious, confident, optimistic, self-aware, etc. Confidence is one of the main characteristics so even if you don’t have it, just fake it. Your manner will reflect on your team and affect their performance.
6. Good communication
To get things done with your team by working, you need good communication, it is the main key. If you want to get good communication skills just follow the 7 C’s of Communication (clear, concise, concrete, correct, coherent, complete, courteous) that way you’ll get your message through clearly.
You need to be careful when making decisions especially when they’ll have a big impact on the company. Bad decisions are usually made when they’re rushed or when financial problems are the only aspect used.
Becoming a better manager won’t happen overnight, you’ll need to work for it and train your skills but it will be worth it for the results.
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