Motivating managers

Is your staff training in a good place?

Regulatory and legislative training usually is a key focus for business. Your team could also benefit from other programmes that support people development and the building of knowledge. Examples are managing staff, staff motivation, time management, appraisals and reviews, absence management and conflict and resolution management.

If you can get the People strategy right, Productivity and Profitability will follow – we call it the 3P’s. Sign up to your own EBook to support you  

Define and Identify

It is really important that you define what you want from your business. So once you have clarity about this you can build your staff strategy around it.

Your staff strategy needs to be linked to your business goals, so it is vital that you are able to identify these.

Key Tips for new and emerging managers

Some key tips for developing your new managers and your emerging managers of the future are:

How do I work out what a manager should be doing?

Entrusted with a leadership role in an organisation, a manager is responsible for overseeing a department, specific area of the business or group of employees. Managers are in every sector, and the business model relies on their leadership and ability to operationalise the management structure. That usually includes operational duties however, the principal role is managing the people, resources or specific business area.

How should I communicate as a manager?

It is important to know your audience/team. Find out what their motivation is, this also helps when providing feedback and delegating tasks. Provide constructive feedback regularly, let them know what is working and areas they can improve. Be available, set time aside for staff to come and talk to you. If your operational duties make this a challenge, set time aside on a regular scheduled and planned basis. Communicate that availability to staff.

How should I manage my friends?

With many organisations promoting managers from within the business, this can often be a tricky. Managing your ex co-workers can be successful if you are fair with ALL staff. Meet with each person privately do not favour your friends. As the boss, you now need to break habits that you previously had. If you went to lunch or breaks together, you do not need to stop doing this, but make it less frequent, stay friendly.

With nearly 30 years managing people and resources, we regularly work with businesses to evaluate current processes and provide improvement audits. If you would like a no obligation discussion on how we can help you review your staff training please do not hesitate to contact us. Tel 07449 041 092

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