What to Change to Become a Better Manager

What to Change to Become a Better Manager

Managers of companies may differ in their approaches to execute their functions which should all be geared toward the achievement of the company’s goals. As every company is unique from each other, one aspect that should be universal in all companies is how to manage their human resources properly. This is because the success of a company is a collective effort and should not solely depend on a certain few.

Success is easier to achieve when there is a dynamic human resource. For a company having a hard time reaching its goals, it is about time to reflect and change its human resource policies. The changes in policies should not only focus on the workers but also on the positive changes necessary to improve management. To ignite positivity, change should start with the manager himself.

Don’t Dictate, Collaborate.

collaborationCommunication is an integral part in the dissemination of information. An open communication line between management and workers promotes understanding among all workers in the company. While it increases the morale of employees, it results in greater productivity of workers. It ensures accuracy and diminishes errors. While errors cannot be eliminated entirely, solutions are drafted before they can have an adverse effect.

Managers should be open to suggestions and should work more closely with workers. Asking workers their opinion regarding their work will improve self-esteem which can ultimately improve their performance.

Don’t Scold, Give Advice.

Keeping cool and giving tips for improvement is better than berating workers over errors. Giving advice to erring employees will encourage them to do better. Give recognition and rewards rather than punishments and deductions in wages. A good leader should understand his workers’ feelings so that they will feel positive about themselves. Uplift their ego and they will respect you and will be loyal to the company.

Don’t Depend, Learn.

people sharing ideasBe one of them, and they will be with you. By close supervision with your employees, you will get to understand their workloads, their behavior, and moods. Do what you can when no one is assigned to do it. Depending too much on your subordinates will let them feel abused. And by not depending too much on them, it will erase their notion that you are indispensable which will lead them to do their responsibilities.

A good manager is not afraid to learn new things. He is open to new ideas. He loves attending Living HR seminars which focus on human resource management for his self-improvement and his relationship with his employees.

Never Backward, Always Forward.

He sees past failures as learning experiences and considers the future as a chance for growth and progress. As the top executive, he tries to live by example for employees to emulate. Emphatic to get his message across, but can be very understanding on his worker’s shortcomings,  a good manager knows that success can be attained through perseverance and teamwork.