Tips for Successful Team Management
One of the most difficult things that anyone can do in business is walk into a room full of people and be the boss. Statistically speaking, women are less likely to enter management than men, even though there are more female leaders in the world now in 2021 than ever before.
Here are simple steps for effective team management, your way.
So you have your team established, and you’ve built them and your brand from the ground up. You know who everyone is and what they do, but they might not know each other. So many people skip this simple step, but it’s really important. Begin by getting everyone to just say who they are, and what their contribution is going to be. Simple.
This is really the most important part of any manager’s role. It might be holding a team meeting every week, so people can update everyone else on where they are with their projects. It might be that you have one-to-ones with people on an regular basis. What’s most important is that you keep channels of communication open – between you and your team members.
It can be difficult. As women, we are often people-pleasers, so we want to get everything right and that streak of perfectionism and working hard is almost certainly what got you to where you are today. But that can make it really hard to watch someone doing something you could do yourself. There’s a reason you are their boss though – you are delegating the work to them and you have your own responsibilities. Take a breath, step back, and trust them to do what they need to do.
Admit Your Mistakes
If someone surprises you with information, whether it’s about a new competitor or even the Christmas party, don’t act like you knew all along. Instead, admit you are learning this information for the first time – you can just say that you need some time to process it. Then come back to it later, and make sure you do your research, whether it’s with Price Monitoring Software, or speaking to other managers.
But if you’re truly tuned in to your team, then you can celebrate their successes throughout the year as well. Did someone just finish a big, difficult project that they’ve been working on for a while? Then maybe take the team out for drinks. Did someone else achieve a personal milestone that you can celebrate with them? It might be that you bring in sweets or cake for the office that day. The more you know about your team, the more successful your management will be.