If you’ve been promoted to the post of a manager in your organization, congratulations! You’ve been chosen among the rest because of your ability to lead, and most important your knack to manage men and tasks alike. You sure know that your post comes along with a huge responsibility. So we’ve got a few tips which will help you be a great manager – one who’s known for his skills and a fantastic personality! Read on to know more:
Shrug off the role of the old manager:
Every person has a different way of dealing with things; you have your own too. So make use of it – don’t try to fit into the shoes of the previous manager – that may complicate things. It may so happen that people working under you may love the way you work a lot more than the way the previous manager did. So if you have your style, your way, your ideas of tackling things – use it! Be yourself.
Give and take feedback:
You need to give timely feedback to the team you are leading. This will help them understand their strengths and areas where they can direct efforts to improve. Shower your team with praise when targets are achieved well within the given time span and let them know that their efforts are noticed. Similarly, you need to take feedback from your managers – this will help you improvise too. No one is perfect, but we can always work upon our flaws to make sure they don’t hinder your work.
Chart out and discuss:
There’s no point in charting out a plan if you aren’t going to communicate it to your team! So, whatever the strategy or goals or targets are – make it known to every member of your team. This will give them a sense of direction, and they will channelize their efforts in that direction. This will make achieving the targets easier.
Delegate work and responsibilities:
An efficient manager is one who knows well how to schedule and delegate responsibilities. Getting work done is, and a good manager has the knack to get work done. You need to know which jobs need your personal intervention and which can be delegated – this will help you ease off the workload that’s on your head.
Being a manager, you need to know when yo switch between being a team leader and team member – this trick will definitely help you go a long way ahead.