- December 4, 2019
- Brandz Magazine Team
According to Inc., “Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister conspiracy at work–sometimes entrepreneurs focused on taking a product to market or heirs to family businesses find themselves in charge without knowing how to effectively manage people. Even great performers who rise to leadership positions may not have been trained to manage others.”
Being a good boss isn’t tough, but it requires leadership and management skills. He needs to be productive, attentive and focussed for his organisation, its goals and team management. Also, it’s not necessary, that once you are a good boss, you will continue to prolong it forever.
According to Skills You Need, “It is vital for you to take the time to improve as a boss. Not only will it make your working day easier, but it can even improve your job prospects as your reputation within the company grows. Here are some of the most important ways that you can improve your managerial skills and see more success in business.”
So, how to become a good or a better from good boss? Here are 7 ways of becoming one:
- Genuinely be interested in your employees. Get to know the priorities and wants of your employees. Take this personal information into consideration and serve them better with a favourable work environment. This will lead to an increase in your ability to lead your team members.
- Give feedback to your employees about their work efficiency. Let them know that what they are actually doing. By informing them, you will be helping them and as well as your organisation. For example, if they are inefficient, you can ask them to work in a certain manner so as to give you the desired results. And, if they are working efficiently, recognise them.
Brian Hamilton situated an example in a blog of entrepreneur.com, “One day, my youngest son came to me, unprovoked, and announced he didn’t want to go there anymore because he “wanted to know how he was doing.” He was only in the 5th grade. People want to know if they’re doing well in life or not. It’s part of human nature. It’s always a good idea to have very specific goals for employees and to have deadlines in place.”
- Provide the necessary tools, training and development sessions to your employees. Sometimes, they need something to give the desired results back to you.
According to Rhett Power in a blog of Success, “Do you know what your people need in order to succeed? Ask them and then listen—really listen. Maybe they need new software or special training. Whatever it is, show that you’re attentive and ready to support them.”
- Be available to your employees whenever they need you. Yes, you might be busy with big projects or might be involved in back-to-back meetings but whenever your employees want to clear their doubts, you need to be present for them. You need to guide them where they require to be guided. Also, by giving them the necessary time, you can ask for the project updates, questions about their inefficiency and so on.
- If you want to be a good boss, you need to take your management responsibilities seriously. You need to be a skilled person with necessary discipline. This is not a job that you are carrying out casually in your day-to-day responsibilities; it’s something that’s more serious and asks for your attention. After all, you are an entrepreneur before a boss, and you have to think like that. Before expecting your employees to work seriously and efficiently for you, you need to set an example of yours.
- “As a manager and a leader it is up to you to take ownership of the bad as well as the good. If you find yourself apportioning blame rather than ever accepting it, you should take a step back from the situation. Constantly blaming your staff for mistakes, and selfishly taking credit when things go well, can lead to a drop in morale.” – Skills You Need
- “Ok, so as the boss, you are now accountable for everything that goes wrong. That doesn’t mean you have to do everything necessary to fix it. Your team wants to help. They want to work together to solve problems for the benefit of all involved. If someone isn’t interested in helping for the greater good, then by all means, be a good boss and either motivate or remove him or her from the team. Either way you and the team can move forward with strength and pride.” –Inc.
- Work with people who are adjustable and compatible with you. This need to be evaluated when you are carrying out the recruitment process. For example, you are working with a person with whom your vibes doesn’t match. This means you won’t be able to extract out productive working. To work together, you need to have compatibility with good adjusting power with a common vision. To select and manage such employees, it requires judgement from your side.
- You own the business and not your employees. Therefore, it’s natural that you are more concerned for your organisation than your employees does. Obviously, you want to design a path for your success but in this yearning, you can’t put forward unrealistic goals. Keep yourself in the place of any of your employee then you can get an idea that they are working for a bounded salary and they would like to work according to the incentives given. Whence, keep the standards realistic and achievable.
“If you pick the right people, you can let them run with their own assignments. Checking on them causes frustration—and wastes your time—so if you can’t rely on others, you might need to re-evaluate your hiring process.” – Rhett Power in a blog of Success