Tuesday, January 07, 2014

How to Manage Employees in Different Ways

Employees can be a difficult group for you to manage. Motivating each of these employees will need to be done differently. They also each respond to different management techniques. There are many different types of management styles. The buddy, Mr Cool and the micromanager are all examples. There are positives and negatives to all of the different types of managers, but the one that has the least draw backs is the coach.

The coach is unlike many of the others since they won't use extreme management techniques. Mr Cool only cares about his own image and the micromanager dissects every part of the day, to name a few examples. The coach doesn’t do either of these. Instead of doing what is best for them on a personal level, the coach will do what is in the best interest of the team. The coach also realizes that there are some tasks that don’t need to be managed. The coach gives responsibility and freedom to their employees for them to make educated choice.

One of the best traits of this type of manager lies in the way they interact with employees. They don’t reprimand employees if a small task is failed. They will let it go and do what their name says, they will coach that employee up. This action benefits every employee on the team. Employees will not be scared to fail. They will know that if there is something they fail to do, the coach will help them through it by teaching them why they failed. This creates a team environment since each employee feels like they are crucial to the success of everyone.

Coaches aren't the perfect type of manager. Their management style may not be harsh enough for some employees. Coaching doesn't work with every type of employee. They also may fail to single out outstanding employees, instead choosing to reward the entire team as a whole. In reality, the coach may be the best definitive style, but it is always a great idea to blend some management styles together to create one of your own.

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