Success tips for managers

| August 25, 2015

Success tips for managers

Managers can no longer rely on the traditional and biased strategies to lead their teams. If you want to lead your team to success, consider the following strategies instead.

Hire the right people

Hire the best people for the right roles. If you don’t, you will be creating skill gaps which will create trouble for your entire team.

Even if you are newly leading a team, evaluate all the team members and make sure that each one is ideally suited to his/her role. Chances are that an employee is more suitable to another position.

Every employee has a different set of skills and knowledgebase. If you want to create an effective team, you must discover how to bring together all the individual skills.

Your team is a machine and your team members work as its different parts. When you place these “parts” in the right place, you have created a team for success. But when you fail to do so, the machine fails to work efficiently.

Most managers are afraid of breaking out of the traditional and making adjustments to their teams by assigning the ideal roles to the members.

Always provide feedback

Your workers need to know how they are performing. So make sure to provide constructive feedback from time to time. Without this feedback, they will not be able to realize where they stand and what they need to do to improve.

They look forward to you to evaluate their performance. At the same time, make sure that you are providing genuine feedbacks that make real difference in your team members’ career.

Regular communication

Most employees appreciate an environment of openness. But managers have traditionally been closed when it comes to sharing the reasons behind their decisions.

But if you know how to share your thoughts, reasons and feelings with them, you will be able to unify and drive them more effectively to achieve the goals. Besides, a sense of openness also helps create a sensation of inclusion among your team members. It is only by becoming part of the process that people are able to make any difference to your business goals.

Avoid bias

More employees leave organizations because they are unsatisfied with their managers. As a manager, you should never play favourites with your team.

It is natural for everyone to have their views for certain individuals, but as a manager, you must maintain fairness in how you treat your team members. One place to start with is to create a balance in the workload of the members.

If the workload is not fairly distributed, it could lead to development of resentment. This could also mean losing respect in their eyes.

Almost a third of employees complain that their team leaders have favourites. But effective managers work in a different way. Rather than nurturing favouritism, they study their team members and learn what inspires and motivates them. Then they work to drive them on this basis.

So, use these strategies to become a better manager who can get more out of his or her team.