Things to Avoid When Managing Your Team
I’m sure everyone reading this blog post can think back to the worst boss they have ever had. Power trips, backstabbing, favouritism – some bosses, intentionally or unintentionally, even pit their employeesÂ against one another. Others simply don’t know how to manage their teams and everyone winds up feeling overwhelmed. In this blog post, I will discuss things to avoid when managing your team.
Despite the wealth of information available on this topic, many managers simply just don’t know what works. The following are some of the more common management errors that cause employees to feel dissatisfied with their jobs.
1. Not following through
Your word is largely synonymous with your perceived worth as a leader. Promising things to your team and then forgetting to do them will destroy their trust in you as a leader.
If you promise a certain project to a team, do it. If you say that youâ€™ll reward your team for hitting certain goal and they do it, give them no less than exactly what you promised. This will show your team that you deserve their loyalty and respect, which will make them work harder for you.
2. Showing favouritism
An employee who brings value to your business has earned the right to be recognized and rewarded. On the other hand, favouritism is differentiated by when a boss is showing preference to an employee purely on the basis of personal matters.
It is understandable that people may prefer the company of one person over another. But regardless of what your personal feelings areÂ towards/against somebody, donâ€™t ever let that cloud your judgement.Â Being fair and impartial to everybody ensures that every employee gets a fair chance to prove their worth.
3. Basing decisions on emotions rather than facts
As a leader, you are tasked with doing what is best for the business. Regardless of what your own temperament is, you must be able to distance yourself enough to do what is right, not what is popular. Make sure your decisions are always backed up with solid evidence and facts.
As intuitive as these ideas seem, many people can attest from personal experience that managers do not always know how to manage their team effectively. My experience and guidance can help you and your management team develop positive management traits and implement them successfully.
If you’re having difficulty managing your team, contactÂ Business Coach Rob Carol!Â Â