10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME MANAGERS
If you are looking to bolster your ability to lead a team at work or are a first time manager, this infographic is for you!
Becoming a manager is tricky. There’s lots of new skills to learn. Some key ones are:
• Always be willing to learn more about yourself and your team
• Prioritize important goals and ways to achieve them
• Lead from the front, encourage your team
…are some of the highlights.
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Managing a team is one of the critical aspect of being a Lead or a Manager.
You now need to managing a number of competing demands to achieve your team’s primary goal without wasting resources and compromising on the team’s stability.
There are a few things that you need to address, regardless of the fact that you are an experienced manager or someone who’s taking up the reigns for the first time. This infographic outlines 10 things that you should aspire to follow at your workplace for optimal team performance.
One of the first mistakes that most new managers make is throwing their authority around as soon as they are assigned a team. Take time to get to know your people and keep your mind open to ideas from your team members.
Keep your relationships genuine. This eliminates a lot of problems with distrust and blame games that can be so common in a team. Treating everyone with respect goes a long way to keep your team members motivated and honest.
Motivation is an extremely important facet of a manager-team member relationship. Without adequate employee engagement you will find that the performance of your team members diminishes over time.
Always make sure you involve the whole team when you’re setting priorities and goals. That way if there are problems with them, you will get immediate feedback. When assigning tasks, do it according to how well an individual can perform in that task.
Another phase where the whole team should be involved is brainstorming. Good ideas can pop up from anywhere and you should always encourage this.
Finally remember that recognition is a very powerful motivator. Make sure that every team member gets due recognition for their contribution to a project. This will make sure they strive to improve without you having to constantly egg them on.
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