You may think you are a good manager. Perhaps you believe that what you do everyday with the team you have is suffice, but the chances are you are probably not doing enough. That doesn’t necessarily mean with them specifically, or with the company you work for or are in charge of, it’s just that often a team can feel demotivated for many reasons and as a manager you may be none the wiser. So with that in mind, here is some of the best advice to help you manage your business team effectively.
Share the vision with each team member
As a business owner, or even as a manager, you will have a vision for the direction you want to take when it comes to your business. So you may want to ensure that you share this with each team member. If they are not aware of the journey you want to take when it comes to your business then they are not going to work effectively or the way you would like them to. If everyone is on the same page then things are likely to work and move forward.
Communicate with your staff
One of the best things that you can do regularly is communicate with your staff and there are many ways you can do it. You can do it on a one to one basis. Perhaps using that as an opportunity to discuss individual targets and performance. People like to know where they are up to with things like this and it can be a great motivator. You might also want to include and HR departments or specialists within the company as well, often hr functions can work hand in hand with communication. It could be a great way to ensure that you also keep that important line of communication open.
If you are supervising your team the chances are you not necessarily supervising them, just the smooth operation of the business. But if you find that you are getting too controlling in terms of actions then try and take a step back. Allowing staff to be creative and problem solve on their own can get you results. Helping them to be creative with their output and how they do things moving forward.
Understand that everyone has their own agenda
There is no hiding from the fact that everyone has their own agenda, especially when it comes to their career and their next steps. You will also have your own agenda when it comes to your management position or the business you have. It is important to understand that others may want to progress and move their career forward. It is a good idea to listen to these aspirations and help in anyway you can through the business to help people achieve the progression they want to make. It can help them to keep motivated about their job and work hard for you and the business.
Celebrate the successes
Finally,make sure you celebrate the successes of your team and the individuals involved. Whether it’s a small thing or a huge achievement it always feels good to be recognised for work you have done and it can be a strong motivating factor to keep up the good work ethic. By doing this you are showing your team that even the smallest steps forward are worth celebrating, and achievement and feeling that goes along with it is one not to be beaten.
Let’s hope that these ideas help you to manage your team more effectively.