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Do You Have a Motivational Management Style?

Management is defined, according to Brevis and Vrba in the book Contemporary Management Principles as “Process of working with and through others to achieve organisational objectives as efficiently and effectively as possible within a changing environment”. It is key then to have Managers in your business that can work well with others and are motivational. Motivational Managers move people to action.

Managers only have one main job and that is to bring out the very best in their team that they manage. If this is not happening, then reassess your Management team and employ a manger who will do this because this is linked to employee engagement and high performance. You may be achieving results in the short term but in the long term you are doing damage to your brand as the people who leave will not have good things to say. It is a known fact that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. People want to enjoy being at work and doing their best in a team but often times the critical bottleneck is an incompetent Manager.

“People don’t leave companies, they leave managers.”

The best kind of Managers are those Managers that improve the environment that they are in, they uplift their team and never bring others down in the team, under any circumstances. They are inspirational people and if they have an issue with someone they have the confidence to speak to the person directly not to other team members. This not only shows emotional intelligence but respect for others. In the article “Top 10 Qualities of an Excellent Manager” by Jan Gordon, he highlights that “Managers who respect and connect with others on a human level inspire great loyalty.”

Below is a table that highlights a motivational Managers style verses a Manager that requires more development and learning as their approach is dis-empowering.

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“Managers who respect and connect with others on a human level inspire great loyalty.”

However, being a manager in today’s environment also has pressures and getting the work done to achieve results, is not an easy task and requires people skills and emotional maturity. The Manager’s role is to Plan, Organise, Lead and Control and specifically in this case the emphasis is on leading more effectively and must be mastered for high team performance.

This comes from experience but can also be learned through constructive feedback and a Management Development Programme.  Contact info@atatraining.co.za  for our services on Management Development.

Written by Carla Wasserfall

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