The New Year is a perfect opportunity to start fresh. With common health-related resolutions stealing the spotlight like losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more, it’s easy to forget about the ways we can improve in our everyday lives. For managers, the smallest changes can make a big difference for your overall company culture. Here are some tips for managing your workload and employees better in the coming year.
6 QUICK TIPS TO BECOME A BETTER MANAGER THIS YEAR
- Get Organized
Managers are the masters of multi-tasking, so being organized is imperative. Start small by organizing your desk, work station and home. If you aren’t already, offer to take on multiple projects at the same time so you can learn to keep information organized and prioritized.
- Expand Your Network
If you’ve spent any time in the business world you know that networking is crucial. The more contact you acquire the better your chances are of finding that new key team member, amazing lead or a new colleague to bounce ideas off of.
- Show Genuine Gratitude
Whether it be public recognition or a reward of some sort, it is a fact that employees perform better when recognized for their hard work and appreciation.
- Manage Your Time Wisely
It’s one thing to set goals, but it’s another to meet them on time. Staying on task without stretching your deadline can easily turn you into the workplace rock star. Try staying on track by establishing short milestones early on. Every milestone reached is a small victory to your end result.
- Develop Your Emotional Intelligence
Managers with a fully developed level of emotional intelligence handle pressure well, know how to cooperate with others, are open to feedback and are empathetic. This can be achieved by practicing active listening and opening yourself up in a non-defensive manner to your peers and employees. Be sure to clearly communicate that you have an open door policy, especially if this is a new practice.
- Delegate Your Work
The more important your job and work you have, the more you need to delegate. Effectual delegation allows managers to manage time more efficiently and intelligently. Investing time properly training your employees to handle delegated tasks properly will benefit you in the long run.
Are you excited to make positive changes for you, your team and your company? Get started by delegating your staffing needs to Staff Force. Stay focused on the goal of growing your company and leave us to do what we know best, including interviewing, checking references and hiring.