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Is Your Management Performing?

The term management, according to Management Study HQ, is defined as a set of principles relating to the functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling, and the application of these principles in harnessing physical, financial, human and informational resources efficiently and effectively to achieve organizational goals.  

 

Management plays a significant role in your organization’s overall well-being, that’s why it should be handled with caution to avoid inefficiency. As management, one of your most important roles is to offer feedback, guidance, and support to your employees. Ineffective management leads to less productivity and low employee retention among other implications.

 

There are a number of factors that could result in your management style having  a negative impact on your employees and the organization as a whole. These factors are, but not limited to: using the same approach on all your team instead of focusing on a customized individual approach, or  lacking listening skills, lack of transparency or that you’re a poor communicator and inconsistent.

 

Effective Management Is An Art

Years of research have indicated that for the most part, people leave managers, not companies.

Effective management is an art – and in many cases, needs to be developed. BUT, what if you already have management in place, and are at a loss as to how to improve your layers of management within your organisation?

 

How To Avoid Poor Performance From Your Management

If you are struggling with identifying why your management is not performing, at TATC, we look at the critical areas of management and uncover what is missing – to enable you, to clearly articulate the areas of development required. The areas we look at are as follows:

  1. At the management level, are you able to deliver work against a tight deadline through your team?
  2. Are you working to improve the quality of your team’s output?
  3. Are you able to motivate your team effectively?
  4. Can you set a clear direction for your team?
  5. Are you staying customer focused?
  6. Are you able to work with other cross functions in order to achieve company strategy?
  7. Are you able to inspire your team in order to generate relevant innovations that you can support and implement?

 

Final Thoughts On Management

As mentioned above, effective management is an art that needs to be developed; just like performance reviews for non-management employees, the same should apply to management.

A thorough management development framework should be part of your company’s strategy.  It is pivotal to consistently and regularly keep developing and assessing your management staff, as their influence impacts their subordinates and the entire organization’s performance and success.

How has your experience in ensuring high performance among your team been so far? We would like to hear from you.

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