How To Be a Good Manager


People Management is described as a collection of activities that encompasses the end-to-end processes of talent acquisition, talent optimization and talent retention - while providing ongoing company support and advice to personnel. In fact, in the book E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, he shows that they are, nonetheless, connected.

People Management, a critical subset of human resource management, so encompasses all elements of how people work, act, participate and progress at work. The systems used to manage people have an impact on the overall operations of the company and must thus be adhered to as dynamic individual pieces of the puzzle, without losing sight of the wider picture.

Create – building a workplace capable of constructing a better future

If we see People Management as a sequential process, it begins with talent acquisition – the formation of successful teams. Understanding the objective of each team and each individual is critical for its success. When it comes to team development, it’s critical to use the correct tools. This starts with selecting the appropriate recruiting channels, developing an employer brand that applicants trust and want to engage with, and giving an engaging candidate experience. After bringing on the best-fit personnel, the next stage is to train and assist them in evolving their skill sets to meet the changing demands of the organization. Investing in their growth fosters increased loyalty and dedication.

Comprehend – deeper comprehension of the present and the future

Understanding the people that make up the company – their personalities, motivations, and personal and career aspirations – is essential for effective people management. Empathy, active listening, and a people-first attitude result in a greater mutual understanding of individuals and groups. It is critical to recognize that everyone is unique, with unique qualities and skill predisposition. While there are tech-enabled ways to harvest data, spending actual time with people always leads to richer insights.

Open lines of communication in order to successfully connect

The way you interact as a team has an impact on how well you work together. Open lines of communication and feedback are important techniques for effectively managing employees. The format and culture of communication, in an organization, are also important factors in an employee’s sense of the wider picture of which they are a part. If communication is crucial enough to influence how people feel at and about work, it must also be a major requirement for good people management. Organizations must ensure that they provide their workers with the appropriate channels of communication and feedback in order to meet these accomplishments. 

Confront – Capitalizing on healthy distinctions

People are unique, and in order to foster a culture of respect, loyalty and dedication inside the business, people management must prioritize maximizing these distinctions. We don’t intend to provoke when we say “confront,” but rather to face, acknowledge and positively address these differences. People view things and deal with situations differently. This is a result of variety in generations, thoughts, work preferences and activities. This, more often than not, results in unavoidable confrontation. The physical manifestation of such conflict might be either overt and aggressive or subtle and quiet.

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