Managers are concerned with a range of management activities from planning for the future to helping ensure that their team’s performance goals are met. Luckily, there are some specific actions you can take to keep your organization strong and healthy. Among the most important are:
- Create a vision of what you want your team to accomplish. If you don’t have a target, then no one can follow you.
- Keep your people aware of their goals. Monitor their performance consistently.
- Recruit outstanding people. Mistakes in recruiting are unbelievably costly. You need to blend different personalities to get the best results. Outstanding employees and team members come in all sizes, shapes and colors and it is your responsibility to get them working together.
- Take an advisory role. As a manager, you become a coach, a parent, a teacher or a cheerleader, depending on the situation. What you call it isn’t important-what is important is that you have to be there when your people need you, and you also have to know them all as individuals.
- Constantly work on upgrading your skills. You’ll succeed if you have the attitude that you never stop learning.
- Accept that part of your job will be to terminate poor performers. It is up to you to determine when termination becomes necessary. You must learn to handle this professionally when required and you cannot hesitate a moment in this crucial responsibility.
- Implement an ongoing, effective training program. Training is the best way to ensure your people will represent you professionally. It is imperative to start new employees off on the right foot.
If you will take these simple ideas, expand on them, and implement effective ways of imparting these skills and values to your people, you will be on your way to developing a great training plan, and a great team of employees!