The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
If you’ve come across this article, you already know the importance of setting objectives for yourself and your team.
However, if you’re like most people, you are aware that most goals you set are simply forgotten after a couple of weeks.
Do you get the sense that your team members are burnt out, unmotivated and overall not happy?
Those are all signs that your team’s morale is down.
After winning CIPD Best HR/L&D Supplier 2017 in September and being shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Personnel Today Awards for Best HR Supplier Partnership (awards night is 21st November) I’m delighted to announce that MTD have been shortlisted as a finalist for another great award!
Loyalty is important in our personal lives; we expect it from our partners, family and friends.
However, loyalty is just as important in the workplace due to the fact that managers rely on their employees to do honest work, not divulge sensitive company information and to stick it out with the company for years to come.
Motivation is required for employees to work at their best levels.
How do you really know though if your staff members are motivated or not?
Being a manager does come with certain perks, such as having the respect of your employees, a higher salary and more freedom.
While these seem like great advantages to a regular employee, what many people that end up becoming managers find out is that there are also many disadvantages of being a leader.
Humans are emotional beings, which means that when a manager must discipline a member of their team, emotions are flying high.
No one likes to hear negative feedback, which is why it is easy for a simple feedback session to turn personal and get nasty.
Baby boomers, generation X and millennials are an all new breed of employees that no longer want to listen to a boss blindly and follow instructions to a tee.
This is why one of the most important managerial skills to possess nowadays is persuasion.