Small things which can inspire your team at work...
"I have been managing people in various capacities for three decades and I feel very fortunate to have¬†worked with amazing people¬†everywhere I have worked.¬† As a younger manger, I experienced some stressful situations but thanks to wonderful mentors and¬†great¬†role models, I have been able to¬†grow my¬†management skills.¬†Over the years, I have listened to hundreds of people who have shared their experiences about why they have left their jobs.¬† The most common ones which I have heard are: ""I felt underappreciated and undervalued."" ¬†""I felt that I was not being useful any more."" ""I do not like my manager."" ""My supervisor is not nice."" I am still work in progress but here are a few things which I have learnt over the years and which I also practice as a manager.
- Take time to understand your own personality and what motivates and inspires you to succeed.
- Be sure to recruit the right person for the right job.
- Praise and reward staff when they contribute to the team or simply when they fulfill their tasks.
- Don't ever talk down to your staff.
- Don't ever make another human being feel smaller than you, regardless of your position.
- Don't ever shout and scream at your staff.¬† If you do these things, the damage is irreparable.
- Don't hold a bad intention for anyone on your team.¬† Bad intentions can manifest some really awful things.
- Don't criticize your staff at their backs or in front of them. This makes people very defensive and then they withdraw.