What great managers do differently?

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Author: Minna Mäkelä

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Date of Publication: 21/10/2022





Interpersonal skills are important for managers to connect with their employees.













Nothing compares to having a fantastic boss. Employees who see that their managers are fairly managing them, are more productive and more joyful employees. It works the other way as well. So if the manager isn’t doing a proper job on managing the employees, the employees may feel underrated. As a result, this makes them less productive at their job. For this reason, here are some tips on how managers could be more effective in bringing out the best of their employees.


# Tip 1

All of us are individuals when we work. Hence, for the managers the first step is to get to know their employees, so they can offer them jobs that are most suitable for them. So, it is crucial for them to find out each person’s management style preferences, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. When the manager understands more about how the employees like to work, it is easier to plan the assigned tasks. Apart from that, it shows the employees that the manager wants them to enjoy their work as well.


# Tip 2

If the manager wants to get to know the employees better, one of the steps towards this would be communication. One way of making this between the employee and the manager will be one meeting with each member of the team per week. This weekly meeting doesn’t always have to be so strict, but it is a way to improve their connection. So, they can talk freely about their thoughts and give feedback.


# Tip 3

When the employees are making wins on the job, it is important to celebrate them. Giving them recognition about their good performance on the job makes them feel more appreciated. As a result, it encourages them to keep doing the good work. So, the managers could celebrate these wins for example by:

  • going to a restaurant with the whole team

  • offering a gift card to a restaurant or movies or whatever they can possibly think of

  • taking the team to a trip somewhere or

  • arrange a happy hour.


Including this one powerful way nowadays is to notice them on social media. For example, you could give them credits on Linkedin. It is a great way to share the success to the Linkedin community and with those who work in the same company as well. There are plenty of ways to bring the best of your employees. Yet it is up to you how you are going to make it. Anyway, the most important part is to remember to build strong communication with the employees and celebrate their wins. By doing so, it can increase their satisfaction and help the employees to perform the job more effectively. It also helps with the staff turnover. This is because obviously when the employees are getting recognized, it builds trust between them and their managers. Therefore,the employees are more willing to stay in the company in the future as well.


 

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