Do you aspire to be a good manager or a perfect manager?
If you choose the latter one then it will never come true as there are no perfect managers. Perfect managers do not exist because perfect people do not exist. However, one can be a good manager – There is a whole lot of difference between a good manager and a bad one!
- What makes a good manager?
- What are the qualities of a good manager?
- How can one become a good manager?
After reading this article, you may be interested in reading –
- How to Be a Good Manager and a Good Leader?
- What Makes a Good Team Leader? How to Be a Good Team Leader?
- Leading a Team Effectively
- The Qualities of a Good Supervisor
Good Manager Qualities: Characteristics of a Good Manager
Following are a few pointers that will help you understand the quality traits of good managers and imbibing those, anyone can come into the league of good managers.
Feedback – Listening – delegating
These 3 terms are key words in what makes a good manager of people.
You must listen, delegate assignments and provide feedback to increase your employees’ satisfaction, thus if you want them to say/think – “this manager gives me the chance to advance, learn, grow and he also notices me when I do that! S/he is a great manager”.
A good manager ASKS questions:
Managers who tend to dictate their terms to the employees and do not enquire/reason out things are bound to make employees disinterested in the job. This may result in decrease in productivity and overall, loss of the organization.
However, good managers who ask questions to employees, value their feedback and concerns and involve them in decision making process are respected the most. Such managers boost the morale of employees and as a result of which the productivity increases and the organization grows.
A good manager respects the value chain and ‘takes into loop’ all the value drivers.
A good manager is interesting in his demeanor and this peps-up the employees in the organization. After all, who likes to work under a nagging boss who gets his work done through commands! A good manager disseminates organizational mission, vision and objectives to each employee of the organization in a way that they comprehend it, retain it and act on it, all the time. A good manager may choose to hold light talk to understand the employees’ views and yet instill the value in them through humor.
A good manager controls emotions:
A good manager knows how to control his emotions. He never vents out his frustration on an employee be it as menial as a housekeeper.
Further, a good manager is forthright in praising employees for good job done and he is also eager to understand the reason behind failures.
All in all, a good manager does not BOSS AROUND. He bonds well with the employees and make them feel as if they are one family facing a common goal.