Management is about achieving business objectives. Management and HR practices are the foundation of a well-functioning workplace. One of the key tasks of a manager is to make the strategy understandable. In a good workplace, everyone knows the kinds of results expected from the working community. A good management culture also makes room for discussion and feedback. When employees feel good, the company’s productivity increases. The atmosphere of a productive workplace is good: different kinds of people cooperate with each other and are able to focus on what is essential. Unnecessary tasks do not consume working time unnecessarily, and the objectives can be reached. Productivity is the sum of several factors that the manager must be able to monitor and predict.
Every employee is responsible for taking care of the atmosphere of the workplace. Good leadership and versatile employee skills create the prerequisites for a well-functioning working community. Employee skills refer to, among other things, working in good cooperation with both superiors and colleagues and paying attention to good behaviour. An employee understands the need to assume responsibility for his or her tasks and understands how they are connected to the mission and success of the entire workplace.
Development of managerial work
A good manager:
listens and is present
distributes information with clarity
encourages and provides feedback
knows the objectives of work, is systematic and has foresight
grasps problems boldly
is equal, values and builds trust
People become good managers usually by engaging in managerial work in practice. One can continuously improve one’s communication skills, emotional intelligence and coaching approach to work. Immediate supervisors are often masters in interaction skills and a lot is expected of them.That is why they must be supported in competence and well-being. Many large companies do arrange various kinds of manager forums that combine peer support with the development of professional competence. However, it is important that one can also advance to other roles with responsibilities besides managerial positions in the organisation.
Cooperation within undertakings