Managing a team full-time and dealing with the enormous pressure that comes along with it is no joke.
As a manager, you will come across difficult employees, last-minute delegations, and, probably the worst of all, grueling workload from the upper management.
But it doesn’t have to be all bad.
Despite how burdensome managing a team is, it is rewarding to see the fruits of your (and your team’s) hard labor bloom into existence.
With that, you are reminded of just how critical it is to have a cooperative and efficient employee management system. A system that drives positive results, for both the business and the workforce.
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But, what is employee management?
As the word suggests, employee management is all to do with managing a team of employees.
This includes implementing certain practices that will boost their performance levels and minimize their volume of strain and aggravation.
In a nutshell, employee management is handling your employees’ onboarding, attendance, payroll, retirement plan, and much more.
It’s also establishing proper communication between departments, empowering team members, and motivating them when their energy levels are at a nill.
Although all managers have their own way of doing things, here are some basic practices you can apply for profitable employee retention:
Avoid micromanagement like the plague
Nothing breeds hostility between managers and employees like micromanagement.
Why? You may ask.
Well, for starters, no one likes to be supervised at their job round the clock. No one likes to feel like no matter how well they do their job, it’s never going to be up to mark.
It’s draining, demotivating, and in all frankness, suffocating to work in such an environment.
This brings us to our key point; stay away from micromanaging your employees if you want to see fruitful results.
Nurturing a relationship with the utmost care, compassion, and trust is what’s going to eventually help your business succeed in the long run. Not monitoring your employees and belittling their efforts.
If you ask us, we suggest you delegate your employees a set of tasks and watch how they perform.
This is mainly so that they could explore their skills with more freedom and put their talents to good use without a watchful eye following them around.
This will create more trust between you and your employees, and maybe, even help you learn from on how they tackle stressful assignments!
Reward your employees
Man or woman, child or adult, everyone wants to be rewarded for their efforts.
A key practice of successful managers is that they never shy away from acknowledging and rewarding their employees for their dedication, consistency, and hard work.
After all, it takes a good manager to see the greatness of their employees long before they do.
It’s a fact, too. Employees perform way better when their mental and physical exhaustion at work is reciprocated with an increment or a simple round of applause for their outstanding performance!
Success doesn’t just happen. There isn’t even anything called ‘overnight success’
But what success is; is setting targets and completing them one day at a time. Consistently.
The same applies when managing a business.
Jotting down your targets helps you internalize what you need to focus on. It also acts as a constant reminder; telling you to streamline your thought process and keep your eye on the goal no matter how tempting the distraction.
We believe setting targets for your team will jolt their productivity through the roof.
This is because when you have a target, you have a purpose. Otherwise, you’re just wandering around without yielding any results.
The best way to go about it is to assign each team member with a project. This will keep them engaged and fully invested in completing their assignments – which will help you to reach your targets much faster and with more efficiency.
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