By Jamie Hasty, Vice President
Sesco Management Consultants
Great managers understand that their employees are the most important asset of the organization. They know that happy and engaged employees are essential for the success of the business. Great managers go above and beyond to create a positive work environment and ensure that their staff members are satisfied and motivated. In this article, we will discuss what great managers do differently for their staff members.
Effective communication is one of the most important skills of a great manager. Great managers communicate clearly, regularly, and with empathy. They take the time to listen to their staff members and understand their concerns and needs. They provide feedback, both positive and constructive, to help their staff members grow and develop.
2. They provide support and resources
Great managers provide their staff members with the support and resources they need to succeed. They make sure that their staff members have the necessary tools, equipment, and training to perform their jobs effectively. They also provide emotional support and guidance when needed.
3. They recognize and appreciate their staff members
Great managers recognize and appreciate the contributions of their staff members. They take the time to acknowledge their hard work and celebrate their successes. They also provide opportunities for their staff members to grow and develop their skills.
4. They create a positive work culture
Great managers create a positive work culture that is inclusive, supportive, and empowering. They encourage their staff members to collaborate and communicate with each other. They also ensure that their staff members feel valued and respected.
5. They lead by example
Great managers lead by example. They set the tone for the organization by demonstrating the behaviors and values they want their staff members to follow. They are honest, transparent, and ethical in their dealings with their staff members.
6. They provide opportunities for growth and development
Great managers provide their staff members with opportunities for growth and development. They encourage their staff members to learn new skills, take on new challenges, and pursue their career goals. They also provide constructive feedback to help their staff members improve their performance.
7. They prioritize work-life balance
Great managers understand the importance of work-life balance. They encourage their staff members to take breaks, go on vacations, and recharge their batteries. They also provide flexible working arrangements, such as telecommuting and flexible schedules, to help their staff members manage their work and personal lives.
8. They show empathy and compassion
Great managers show empathy and compassion towards their staff members. They understand that their staff members have personal lives and struggles outside of work. They are supportive and understanding when their staff members need to take time off for personal reasons or deal with difficult situations.
In conclusion, great managers go above and beyond to create a positive work environment and ensure that their staff members are satisfied and motivated. They communicate effectively, provide support and resources, recognize and appreciate their staff members, create a positive work culture, lead by example, provide opportunities for growth and development, prioritize work-life balance, and show empathy and compassion. By doing these things, great managers create a workforce that is engaged, motivated, and committed to achieving the organization’s goals.
About the Author – Jamie Hasty is the Vice President of SESCO Management Consultants. SESCO is the preferred human resource consulting firm of NPA, providing results-oriented human resource consulting services to its members.