A competent manager utilizes his talents and resources in order to support and bring out the best in others. A good and efficient manager should be able to generate initiatives and responsibilities in others. Here are some characteristics a good manager should have:
A manager needs a very strong and good knowledge base. It must be organized and integrated into his team members, become transparent, focusing on the employees. An excellent manager lives from a knowledge base, without having to draw attention to it.
A good manager will have his creative ideas flowing at all times. He or she will also have the skill to spot creative talent in his / her team members and will always provide encouragement to them.
Every company will have certain structures and parameters outlined. A competent manager knows how to work within these structures and will not let the structure prevail upon the process or the project.
If you know the structure intimately, only then will you be able to guide others to work effectively.
Good managers need their perceptions in good working order. People with keen insights are often able to sense what others are feeling and thinking; consequently they are able to respond perfectly to others through their deeper understanding.
Employees have high regard for their managers who are humane and who don’t hide behind their authority. The best leaders are those, who aren’t afraid to be themselves. Managers who respect and connect with others on a humane level inspire great loyalty.
A manager is committed to the success of the project and that of all team members. He or she holds the vision for the collective team and moves the team closer to the goal.
A manager can’t afford to be rigid. Flexibility should be his or her core quality. In times, of a crisis, this is the quality that will save the project or any task from going haywire or getting delayed.
A manager does not just produce outstanding results; he or she guides the team lightly in the process. Lightness doesn’t stop results, but rather helps the team to move forward. Every team needs a healthy dash of humor in their day-to-day work life. Team member who enjoy working with each other will deliver excellent results.
Managers have to be role models for their team members. Make sure that the rules that you set for your team are also followed by you. A manager who does not follow the rules framed by him or her soon loses respect.
Excellent managers see the big picture along with managing the details. An excellent manager is skillful at understanding the bigger picture and will take small but sure steps to reach there.
In addition to an efficient manager’s guidance, an employee’s productivity is directly proportional to his / her job satisfaction levels and is needed by his / her employer. If an employee ever feels that there is a need to ask for a raise, he /she should do so and convey it in a professional manner. It’s wise for an employee to voice and share his / her reason for asking the same by citing a logical explanation. In order to derive maximum benefits, one can highlight achievements with examples and also discuss ways through which their actions have added value to the company. This shouldn’t be misunderstood by the HR in a negative manner. However, it’s not advisable if the employee decides to adopt this approach at the time of resigning in order to derive some benefit out of it.
Typically most people feel that their intrinsic worth is greater than what is printed on their pay slip. This causes them to ask for raises. Additionally, the act of negotiating a raise assumes a certain level of emotional maturity and goodwill on the part of the employees and the manager. If it goes wrong then it can stop the career growth within the organization for the individual. The person asking for a raise therefore, needs careful construction, preparation and delivery.
It is proper for an employee to negotiate for pay rise with their respective managers. Today’s salary is an important aspect which enhance one’s motivational levels and productivity. Initiating talks with the manager helps strengthen the relationship and he/she would further provide support and guidance for a better pay hike and career thus paying off the hard efforts. Informed with the employee’s discussion on pay rise the manager may also feel the need to pay small perks or pay hikes boosting encouragement for better standard of work from the employees to build a healthy and happy work atmosphere.