Effective Management Skills
| Our Time Management Resources
Time Management Activities: Controlling your time seems impossible at times. There's just too much to do, too many deadlines to meet and only 24 hours in a day. Relax! Accept the fact that you have all the time available to do what you must do!
But, are you doing what you must? Are you meeting your priorities? Find out with these time management activities.
Time Management Tips :To achieve all your goals and become a successful manager, you must get your time under control. Here are some time management tips to get you started in organizing your life and increase productivity without draining all your resources.
Importance of Time Management: The first step to better managing your time is to be completely self-aware of the importance of time management and its benefits in your life.
Effective Delegation: Delegation is not a sign of weakness. It’s an opportunity to empower and discover potential, new talents and skills.
Master the Skill of Decision Making
Decision making and problem solving skills are crucial for effective management. When faced with making decisions and solving problems there's a coherent sequence you can follow:
1. Define the issue.
2. Collect information.
3. Develop alternatives/ options.
4. Evaluate alternatives/options.
5. Make the decision(s).
6. Implement the decision(s).
7. Follow up and evaluate
TIP: Use group creative thinking to identify alternatives in making decisions and solving problems. Utilize your team's creativity and experience Brainstorming is a technique that has been around for quite some time, but it is quick, simple and effective. It creates a wonderful space for idea generation in a judgment-free environment. Invite your staff to use imagination without boundaries, don't shut down ideas that may seem unfeasible, there's still value in them.
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Master the Skill of Communication
Powerful communication is not a hard skill to master. An effective manager communicates vision, ideas and expectations with power, transparency and simplicity. Effective communication is the tool that connects you with the people around you and facilitates the buy-in process. Communication builds trust, creates resources of shared knowledge, expertise and power. Communication through words makes up less than 10 percent of communication. Body language, posture, tone and facial expressions are considered important elements of communication. The more you are aware of the importance of communication and its components the clearer the message to your people.
TIP: Listening is an important part of communication. Use both your heart and mind to listen! Be open and non-judgmental to the information given to you.
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the Skill of Team Building:
big player in a
company’s productivity is team morale. If morale is low the
staff will perform their job duties sluggishly with an inferior
Effective mangers will be able to motivate their employees through
whereby everyone can have a say or express ideas to improve company
procedures. Having an open-door policy also boosts staff morale by
means to air out concerns or grievances without fear of backlash or
If there is an employee-employee or management-employee conflict that arises, management must possess the skills to effectively deal with it before it gets out of hand. This will avoid potential costly (and counterproductive) lawsuits or strikes. Being able to successfully neutralize disputes by listening and mediating is high on the list of skills needed by managers.
Our Team Building Resources
Team Building Skills - Team Building Skills are essential for your effectiveness as a manager. Molding a group of people into a coherent, synergetic team requires a good understanding of the importance of team building as well as a good attitude, careful planning and consistency.
Team Building Strategies - These successful team building strategies are designed to boost your team's morale and support a new approach into building a high performing team willing to overdeliver.
Team Building in the Workplace - Traditionally, team building in the workplace has not been a top-priority for organizations. While the attention was focused on increasing productivity or serving clients the tendency was to neglect the most valuable asset; the human asset, employees.
Employee Empowerment - Employee Empowerment can not be achieved without building human capacity.
Free Team Building Activities - Team building activities are a great opportunity to motivate staff, stimulate "out of the box" thinking and solve problems by recognizing challenges and building on strengths.
Team Building Ideas - Many teams work better when they are able to spend some time away from work interacting with each other and letting their hair down. Here are 5 great team building ideas for your team.
Employee Motivation Program - Traditionally an employee motivation program was designed to motivate the employees to do their jobs better. Nowadays, it has become an incorporated practice that involves organizational structures, career advancement, personal development, decision making and problem solving powers.
The best way to stay on top of the latest techniques and methods for being an effective manager is education. There are many ways to achieve this. Local college or community center usually offer low cost to free courses/seminars. Another quick and efficient way to stay up to date is the internet. There are many sites that offer information on the latest managerial trends and theories that will keep any leader irreplaceable to their company.
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