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Management Techniques to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

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Good management can make or break a business. Although not an easy task, the accomplishment of the role will require a wide range of skills to encourage engagement and be the driving force behind a team’s success.

Whether you have been managing most of your career or have just recently been promoted, in the following piece from domain and web hosting experts Fasthosts who are champions of supporting small businesses in more ways than just hosting, here are a few techniques that you can start implementing straight away that are proven to help workplace performance.

Goal-setting

When starting a new project or implementing workable targets, setting clear goals is the key to igniting a drive to achieve great results. This is commonly known as the goal-setting theory, which involves breaking down big tasks into small, achievable steps to help your team feel engaged and not overwhelmed. This can lead to stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organisation.

Providing autonomy

Providing autonomy to a team member can help an employee feel like they have choices and are in control of their workload. With that said, autonomy doesn’t necessarily mean turning a blind eye to your employee’s workloads, but rather allowing them the opportunity to work in a way that suits them.

Breaking barriers

When leading a team, implementing a strong company culture and removing any barriers to great work is vital. So much so that surveys show that 88% of job seekers said they believe that a good company culture is essential to business success. A negative workplace culture with ineffective team dynamics will cause frustration and could eventually push an employee to leave.  So by implementing small changes and through open communication, you can work towards simplifying tasks and identifying and removing any obstacles employees may be facing.

Adaptability

To be adaptable, you have to be ready to fail. Adaptability opens up your mind to new ideas and gives you the willingness to go against the grain in the face of change or difficulties. Research has found that 60% of employers believe that adaptability has become more important this decade than in the past. Strong leaders are always confronted with challenges that require them to be decisive and adaptable, so when you have an open-minded outlook, and others see you embracing change, it’ll inspire them to do the same.

Celebrating the small wins 

When working on a project, you should always break it down into smaller tasks, so when those tasks come through, celebrate them too! In fact, in the following OnePoll survey, 87% of people believe recognising small wins daily is a crucial form of self-care. Celebrating small wins not only provides positive reinforcement, it fuels our momentum and energy and will validate the hard work put in along the way.

Opening communication and feedback

Communication and feedback are some of the most important and valuable insights you can get into a company’s functions and culture. In one survey, it was found that workers are 80% more likely to report high emotional well-being with honest feedback, personal openness, and mutual respect. For that reason, allowing members of your team to speak openly and honestly is vital. You can do this by clearly communicating that no topics are off limits, through regular feedback sessions, or through anonymous means such as a suggestion box.

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