The best way to manage people is not to manage them, but to manage systems.
Once you know what the expectations are of you, the manager, and what the expectations are of each of your team members, then you can begin.
- Know what each person is to accomplish each day.
- Have clear protocols and defined responsibilities for each individual.
- Establish routines so that what is expected is accomplished in an orderly way, each day.
- Lastly, be a “walkabout” manager.
What is a “walkabout” manager? It is a manager who a few times a day does a casual stroll among their staff to see if there is anything they can do to help them if they have a problem completing their daily work.
As a manager have you ever thought of how wonderful your staff would feel to know their manager cares enough about what they need to accomplish each day?
Take the time to show them.