Times have definitely changed and being a manager is not all about being a leader anymore. Although the classic characteristics of being a manager, such as leading by example, still apply, these characteristics went a lot further many years ago than they do now. Managers are expected to be innovative and collaborative. Furthermore, part of leading by example is doing exactly what the employees are doing in order to serve as a role model. Otherwise, the employees will not change for the better of the company. Let’s take a look at the other qualities of an effective manager:
Help employees succeed
Instead of having the employees work hard to help the managers, it should be the other way around. The managers should strive to help their employees succeed by removing roadblocks and facilitating their jobs. When the employees succeed, so will the managers.
Managers should have some knowledge of the technology that is used in their business and the technology that is making its way into the industry. Those who understand the uses of technology of their customers and competitors will always be one step ahead.
Sharing is caring
Managers should not keep all of the information required to make decisions to themselves. By sharing some of the knowledge with employees, the employees will stay informed and know what tasks need to be done. Additionally, managers would be able to get some input from their employees. This is very important because employees make up a majority of every business.
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