Are You a Bad Manager?

by Bethany Wright on October 24, 2016

in Leadership,Recognition

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Having a bad manager can make a great job terrible. The problem is that some managers were never taught the right way to manage people.

If you, or someone you know, may need help in this area, here’s a quick list of a few things all great managers do:

  • They set clear expectations for their employees. When expectations are clear, goals are easy to set, and employees can spend time finding ways to meet those expectations and help improve processes.
  • They listen to their employees ideas and ask for their opinions. Most employees want to understand how their job directly affects the success of the business. Showing them they are important will instill pride and they will feel respected.
  • They give employees credit when deserved. When an employee has a good idea, great managers will praise the employee and inform others who came up with the idea. Recognizing an employee for their hard work will entice employees to be loyal and will make them feel accomplished.
  • Most of all, great managers get to know their employees on an individual level. The more you get to know your employees, the better you understand them and what makes them tick. This helps understand what type of worker they are and what their strengths may be.

These are definitely not the only things great managers do for their employees. Here’s an informative article that goes into more detail about how great managers affect the workplace:

hbr.org/2015/04/what-great-managers-do-to-engage-employees

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