Are you in the business of managing other employees? Did you know that besides you, running a successful and motivated staff is vital to the business? If you’re like most managers, you started off with some training early in your career or were fortunate enough to have the natural born ability to lead others. One of the biggest keys to successful management is you have to have the ability to motivate and effectively manage others that look up to you. They must also value your opinion and the ability to lead them. A manager must have the ability to train, recruit, inspire and motivate the team, no matter how unreasonable or unrealistic the targets are. They must also have the ability to adapt to various learning styles amongst their team members. Everyone brings different skill sets to the table and it is up to you to see how they can work together to effectively reach the desired outcome.
It has been said many times before that a promotion to management can easily kill a budding career. The chances of success will increase substantially if a management system is implemented into the culture of the management team. Not only that but the ability of the manager to fully “buy in’ to the management system will be vital to carrying out its principles.
HERE ARE FOUR STEPS YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Build your team – you might have people in mind, but building a strong team with a variety of skills to meet company principles and needs will definitely increase your success rate.
Manage your team – problems are going to arise constantly in the workplace. Whether they are simple or complex, your ability to manage them, resolve them and keep your team intact is vital to your success.
Manage your process – following the guidelines in the management system must be something you are willing to work with to be successful. It will also be vital for you to instill these principles amongst your team.
Manage your numbers – in a good management system, you will need the following:
- Flexibility to change and or adapt
- Customizable solutions to meet the specific needs of the business
- An interactive approach for both management and team members alike
- Leadership from knowledgeable leaders
- Ability to be a team player
- Be open to change
If you should have any questions on how to build a successful management system/team, contact me today to learn more!