How To Manage Teams in the 21st Century
|by Mark "Time Saving Addict" Ballance - May 19, 2014|
If you've ever had the \'pleasure\' of managing others, you know how daunting the task can be. Almost always your team is made up of individuals with varying personalities, abilities, and skills.Motivating your employees and finding ways to help them reach their full potential can be a strategy that can yield amazing rewards for a company. By effectively structuring their day effectively, you can 1) take away their frustration that comes from having to make lots of decisions, 2) you can make their work feel easier, and 3) you can increase their overall satisfaction of achievement that they feel at the end of the day. Let's look at this more closely, and consider the pivotal dynamic that good scheduling software can add to an otherwise mundane work schedule.
In short, being a manager today is more than just telling people what to do. It's about anticipating your employee's needs, observing their personalities and finding ways to make them more efficient without hurting quality in the long term. You can crack the whip only for so long. But after a while, the quality of your team's work will decrease, and valuable, experienced team members will go to work somewhere else.
On the other hand, taking the time to understand how your employees approach their work, taking away the stress of having to make constant decisions, and giving them clear-cut guidelines and deadlines will make for a significantly happier team that works for you and not against you. A well thought out scheduling software can go a long way in helping you achieve this, and can dramatically reduce the time it takes you to lay out the work day for your staff something that was nearly impossible to achieve even two decades ago.