The telltale sign of any good manager is their ability to do what their job title suggests: manage people. This in no way implies that the often detrimental and almost derogatory practice of micromanaging should be commonplace even with the best managers.
Being a good leader, manager or supervisor means playing to your team members’ strengths. Instead of utilizing a cookie-cutter approach and designating tasks based on a pre-determined agenda, study each employee and be fully attuned to their capabilities. What each person brings to the table is unique. You can’t ignore that if you want a truly productive work environment.
Uplift your team members and work with them instead of ordering them around. A nosy boss who thinks of you as an incompetent worker can make life at work depressing and difficult. This doesn’t mean you, as leader, should sit back and stop being involved. Just avoid scrutinizing every break, every social media log-in and every day off they take. Give your team room to breathe, and they’ll give you back tenfold.
Some important things to remember when trying to boost productivity are:
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