It’s true over and over again. I can admit that in many of the 13 industries I have worked in, managers have done this. You are probably wondering what I am talking about.
There are good managers and bad managers. Let’s start off by explaining what a good manager is. Simply put a good manager is hard to find by outsiders because they are working alongside their team.
A bad manager can be easily found. On average they are in their office or kissing the bosses ass. 😘
Business owners I know that you hired a manager to make your business less stressful. Remember that you hired your manager and your manager is your employee. Remember that your manager is responsible for keeping your company growing and your employees happy.
Beware of the manager that is always around you. If a manager is around you, do you think they are doing their job? Seriously you hired them because you didn’t have time to sit around. Why is it they have time to do so?
Make sure your manager is as hard of a worker as they are a leader.
Sit with your employees once a month. If you have less than 30 employees this is cake. You can meet with a few employees on a down day. If you have more than 30 employees meet with just a few of them. Make sure to meet with them one at a time for confidential reasons. And let your manager know that you meet with employees to get their feedback about the business, fellow employees and managers. They don’t need to do what you’re doing because knowing your full business is your job.
Managers will try their hardest to control this type of situation because of fear, either lose of job or guilty conscious. Either are not good reasons. “Beware of the manager that tells you they will handle speaking to the employees about the business.” Tell them knowing the full business is your business.
Top 10 steps to a better manager.
1. Manage your managers
2. Question your employees
3. Know your full business
4. Ask work manager for weekly strategies for growth
5. Ask your manager what they would do differently
6. Take your managers out to lunch
7. Make sure you managers have a budget for their department
8. Let your manager create a budget
9. Study your managers budget
10. Manage your managers
Do these simple 10 steps and you will create accountability in your managers. You will have a power team and a manager you can rely on.