The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Good Manager
There are a lot of managerial roles available in the manufacturing sector, and so we’re often approached by those who are looking to take a step forward and into a managerial position. However, being a good manager is a lot more than simply telling people what to do and organising a workforce. In fact, there’s a lot more to consider than you may initially think.
How to Be a Good Manager
When it comes to being a good manager in the , there are a few key dos and don’ts. Not only will following these help you to grow within the role, but they’ll also help you to form a strong bond with other members of the team. Here are some of the top dos and don’ts:
DO Communicate and DO Give Feedback: Employees want to know what is expected of them and whether or not they’re doing a good job, so be sure to communicate that. Let them know what your expectations are and whether or not there are any goals, then praise them when these are reached. Remember, feedback can be positive as well as negative.
DON’T Micromanage: As a manager, it can be tempting to oversee every task that’s being completed by other employees; not only is this a waste of time for you, but it doesn’t show that you trust them. Show you trust others to take responsibility of tasks by letting them handle it, then step in if a problem arises.
DO Delegate and DO Share Tasks: When you first make the step from being a regular employee to a manager, it can be difficult to share and delegate tasks. It’s not always easy to decide who should be doing what or what you should be doing yourself. Consider everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, and delegate tasks fairly.
DON’T Fail to Make Decisions: As a manager, it’s your job to make decisions. So, try not to procrastinate too much. It can be hugely confusing for employees if there’s no set direction or vision, and this is where delays and errors are made. Plus, failing to make decisions can cause others to question your abilities.
Being a good manager comes down to trusting in your own managerial abilities and other employees’ abilities to complete tasks. By operating a fair and productive environment, there’s no reason as to why your time as a manager won’t be hugely successful.