Developing a Relationship with Your Employees

A good relationship between the employees and the manager creates a conducive environment in which work can be done effectively and efficiently. With a good environment, customers or clients will receive good services and the suppliers will also feel and benefit from the good atmosphere.
Communicate Clearly
As a manager you should always communicate clearly to your employees and at the same time work on creating a real relationship. This is where your employees know the real you instead of the authoritative figure that is somewhere high up and unapproachable  Letting others know the real you gives them confidence and trust in you. That way communication becomes mutual and clear between you and the employees.
Be Friendly
Cultivating for a friendlier environment in the work place as the manager may not be the easiest thing to do. But you can rest assured that it is possible and doable. Be careful however not to overdo it because it can compromise your level of authority to the employees. A little inspiration for your employees on a regular basis can see your business performing in heights it has never reached before.
Always make a point of carefully and attentively listening to your employees. As the manager you will surely have a lot of workload to cover on a daily basis but listening to your employees may give you ideas that can take the business to the next level. Listening to your employees can also motivate them since they will always be aware that you will not put them off. By listening to the employees you can also learn of major loop holes that if left unattended urgently can lead to the downfall of your business.

Be Fair
As the manager at your work place, you will definitely be required to settle many cases from minute to very serious issues. Once a case is presented to you always listen and reason with the complainants to ensure that you determine it in the fairest way possible. In case you show favouritism or make a wrong judgement, the rest of the employees together with the ones disgruntled will not take you seriously which can be very detrimental.
Creative Bonding
Occasionally, as the manager of the company, you should set some time for creative bonding with your employees. This can be done through informal settings like retreats where the management staff and the employees go out, do outdoor activities and play fun games together. A shared meal can also be a good way of encouraging creative bonding. During this kind of a setting, the management staff get to know their employees better and vice-versa. 

(This article has been written using an audio recording of an interview with Garrett Suzak, the founder of a marketing company. Just click on his name to find out more about him!)


Becoming A Competent Manager in Your Organization

In today’s culture, it takes a college education and years of experience to become a competent business manager truly. But for those who don’t mind learning from the mistakes of others, cutting the learning time down from several years to mere months is more than possible. But how can business managers improve their business simply be the way they conduct themselves?
Displays of Expert Managerial Skills
All the college and theory in the world won’t make a good manager. But following the principles of sound management tactics and experience in the field will make the best business manager possible. The trick is to learn from the mistakes of others, and use their experiences as a meter stick to your own.
As a first tip, be sure to reward employees who have it coming to them. You may reward them for good ideas, behavior, or just outstanding performance on the job – this helps keep team members motivated, as well as keeping loyalty at an all time high. If the reward is given in public, the experience also inspires others to work harder for recognition and similar awards.
The golden rule that has been around for centuries applies to business management. If you want to be treated with respect, you should provide an equal amount of trust and respect to those who give it. This will enable employees to feel more loyal to the company, and boost their efficiency as a result and in a more miraculous way.
Interestingly, it isn’t always about what you can do for your employees; it is what they can do for each other. In this sense, employees tend to get more work done as a group (with teamwork) rather than as individuals. Planning company events or parties is a great way to keep relationships strong among employees- and efficiency as a result.
Advanced Practices For Business Managers
When problems arise, managers will sometimes put the solution off – this may be because they are tired or just don’t care. When efficiency and work ethic takes a nosedive, it’s likely that they are to care a lot more. To help keep morale high, solve problems as you see them – don’t wait for a company meeting for essential problem solving.
Next, we have punishment – perhaps one of the illest handled subjects in business management. Punishment should always be conducted in private- never punish an employee in front of others. If you do, it will create embarrassment, which will then turn into resentment – this can effectively lose a valuable employee for your business.
There are three essential levels you must recognize are a part of being a manager. Improving skill in these separate levels will help you become a successful manager that can take on any job and handle them easily. Proficiency in the technical knowledge of your job and company is critical if your job requires you to be more “hands on” with your work. Many managers find themselves less educated on the technical part of the job than the rest of their employees, and upon losing their managerial position, they are forced to come to the reality that there are far more people educated in technical work than they are and slowly fall down the ladder.
Human skill is the power to communicate to your comrade workers. All companies look for communication skills in a manager because if you do not possess the ability to correspond with other employees, then you will not work out in a manager position. You must be a “people person” to hold a job as a manager because on a daily basis you will be working with various other associates and you will need to know how to keep conversations and help your employees. Learning how to effectively communicate with people is a fundamental principle of management that you will need in order to be successful in your position.

Conceptual skills involve the formulation of concepts. Managers that have excellent conceptual skills will give your company the edge it needs against its competitors, particularly if you can formulate groundbreaking concepts for your business that will push them ahead of the competition.
Managers also have duties no matter what their skill level is. These responsibilities include planning, staffing, organizing, and directing.
These functions are necessary when working as a manager at any level you have reached. You might view your principles of management as the separate skill levels needed to succeed in your career.