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Professional Development - Setting Goals for Your Management Team

Posted March 19, 2020

Your management team makes up the backbone of your organization. Without strong leadership, your employees might find themselves directionless and unable to live up to expectations. But your management team needs direction from you as well, and that includes professional development. What things can you offer the leaders of your organization to help them advance in their careers?

Improved Communication

Communication is the most important aspect of your environment, but it is often the first to break down. Maybe your employees don’t believe your management team listens to them. Maybe your management team thinks your employees can complete their tasks and micromanages. It’s important that you train your team to communicate effectively and efficiently. Set a goal for your management staff to establish good avenues of communication.

Practice Coaching

Beyond just communication, micromanagement by your leadership team can create far-reaching negative implications for your company. Instead of doing the work for them or standing at their backs pushing them to do more, consider setting coaching goals for your managers. Your employees were all hired for a reason. Trust them to do their work unless they need a little encouraging push. Coach them, don’t push them.

Providing Motivators

Every employee in your company has a different set of motivating factors. It’s part of your management team’s job to determine what each employee wants and how they work best. Your managers can have goals to figure out and provide the best possible motivations for every employee to push themselves toward their own personal and professional goals.

Increase Productivity

The goal of any company is to increase productivity to ensure that the final outcome is positive and the customers are satisfied. Your managers need to create goals that will increase productivity in a positive way. This can be accomplished through multiple means. If your team is overworked and therefore underperforming, maybe your managers should have a goal of hiring a contingent workforce to help.

Boost Retention

It’s also essential that your managers know how to retain top employees. Experience has shown that employees don’t just quit a job, they quit a boss. When they’re dissatisfied with the leadership on their job, they will want to look for a place that will give them more opportunities. Management needs to work with and for the employees to ensure that goals are being met and everyone is satisfied.

What other management strategies can help your company succeed?

Talk to the Nextaff Temporary Agency in Beaverton to see how we can help.

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