The New Year signifies a fresh new opportunity, and essentially a blank page to start anew. For managers, this new start may involve evaluating your employee’s performances and reviewing how your management techniques shaped business operations over the course of the past year.
Revamping your management style to a more productive and effective one can be done with a few great techniques:
If you aren’t exactly thrilled with how the last year shaped up, here are a few ways to revamp your management style so that you chart a better course.
Organize and Prioritize
Analyze the workday, review how employees are spending their time, and eliminate activities that waste time. Streamline repetitive tasks by systemizing them to increase productivity. Ensure that higher priority tasks take precedent over others that can be shifted to a more accommodating time.
Review, Refocus and Reflect
Schedule a block of time each day to review, refocus and reflect. Even dedicating 5 minutes for each is enough to strategize for the day.
- Review: Think about what your work day entails and what you need to do to ensure it’s a successful one. Create a “to-do list” of tasks you need to focus on to help you further advance your career goals for the upcoming year.
- Refocus: When you look at an entire day, it can be rather overwhelming. Tackle the day in one-hour increments instead. Set an alarm or notification to alert you when an hour is up. When the alarm goes off, take a moment to refocus yourself and consider if the past hour has been a productive one. Instead of letting the hours in the day to manage you, manage the hours yourself.
- Reflect: At the end of your work day, take a few minutes to reflect on how you spent your time. Consider the work that was completed, as well as what you learned. This can help you when you review for the next day.
Willingness to Adapt
When you make changes in how you manage your employees, it may take some time for everyone to adjust and adapt. As a leader, it’s important to showcase your willingness to adapt to these changes and adjust when necessary. This will help your employees appreciate your new management style, which in turn will play a pivotal role in achieving business success.
If you’re looking for more workforce management advice, contact Star Staffing today. We look forward to working with you to develop strategies that will help you more effectively manage your employees in the new year.