According to CEB Global, nearly 60 percent of managers underperform during their first 2 years. This could be the result of a number of issues—failing to understand the employees, being unaware of the effect certain management styles have on the employees, or plenty of other reasons. Because of this, we put together a list of practices to help avoid that unfortunate statistic. Keep reading to get a peek of 3 musts to cultivate management potential in your organization.
- Management must understand who they are managing. A good management team knows who needs to be motivated, who comes up with innovative ideas, who needs more strict teaching, and all other varieties of work styles. This is necessary knowledge to ensure that your management team is prepared to handle the countless different ways employees operate.
- Management must be aware of their managing styles and how they affect their employees. The management team should establish a leadership style that works best for the whole team, including the employees. This could include a mixture of a few different styles. Once the management team has decided on an effective method, they must monitor the employees’ ability to adapt to and progress with the chosen method. If it doesn’t appear to be fitting well, consider a new technique.
- Management must solidify the goals and roles of the organization. Goals are easier to pursue when they are definitely agreed upon by everyone involved. The management team must establish reasonable yet successful goals and be certain about them in order to impress them upon the employees. It is also the role of the management team to establish secure, logical roles for each employee. These two steps will improve the quality and efficiency of the organization.
An organization’s management team is responsible for the success of its employees. There are a number of tasks managers must go through to ensure compatibility between manager and employee. With these tasks at play, as well as the confidence that the manager is the right fit for the position, your organization—and your managers—have the potential to succeed and thrive.