The greatest basis in employee management

When I got my first role as a supervisor, I was fortunate enough to have an amazing coach. One of the first things she taught me was to always treat others the way I would like to be treated. And this base in management has always served me very well over the years.

No matter what I had to deal with in my 22 years of experience with employees, I did it with that sentence in mind. I referred to it in situations where I had good news to say, feedback to give in order to improve skills, discipline to do or even when I had to lay off employees.

In order to use this fundamental in management, you must take the time to stop. Why, you ask? To think about how you are going to do things and how you are going to talk to your employee.

You must prepare yourself.  Do you know what you will say? What is the purpose of the interview you want to have with your employee? What words are you going to use? One word can make all the difference between discouraging our employees or motivating them. How would you like to be told what you have to say to your employee?

Think about it and take notes before your meeting if you need to. If you’re well prepared and treat your employee the way you would like to be treated, everything will be fine.

This saying also goes well beyond formal meetings with your teams. It must be part of your daily life and of your interpersonal skills.

Let me give you an example: would you prefer to have a boss who smiles, who is calm, who is respectful and who motivates the troops or would you rather have a boss who is stressed, doesn’t smile, doesn’t have time for you because he is busy putting out fires as a result of not delegating enough?

You must be aware of what impression you are giving off. What is the image you project every day? If you are aware of your interpersonal skills and what impression you give your employees, it will help you put yourself in your best light. You will then act as you would like to be treated by others.

It’s rare to see someone who enjoys being in a negative, hostile environment with stress and no smiles.

So be aware of what you are giving off, how you are dealing with your employees. And repeat this sentence to yourself every day: I treat others as I would like to be treated! This will make you successful as a manager. It is the biggest foundation for excellent management.

In addition, it will help you improve employee motivation, increase performance and improve retention.

Do not hesitate to consult our training to become an excellent manager,

Good luck, Liza.

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