Everyone has a different style when it comes to their management skills. Every boss has their good and bad points and unfortunately, not every employee responds to their management in the same regard. Because of this, the job of a manager is very difficult and some people find themselves either trying to please everyone or going in the other direction of not caring how the employees respond to them.
When it comes to the qualities that a boss possesses, not every manager can be great in all area. Some managers will excel in certain things and be poor in others. Because of this, it is interesting to think if they were to interview for their position or another one in the company. Which leads us to today’s question: Would you hire your boss?
There are several attributes that every manager should possess, regardless of their skill set or their background. The manager needs to firm and follow through with their plans and have firm convictions. When a boss is not confident, this sends a message to the staff that they are not a strong leader. Also, when this person is very easily swayed, it shows people that they are not someone who sticks to what is important. Someone like this can be compromised all too easily.
Another thing that is necessary is for the person to be level headed and consistent. Staff members need to know where they stand with their boss. If they are constantly guessing how the manager will react in different situation. If they are constantly going to extremes, the employees will be very leery of suggesting new ideas or going against the boss on anything. Always having the staff scared may be a management style for some people, but it rarely gets great results.
Having faith in the employees is important. If the boss is constantly stepping over their bounds and micromanaging things, they will never allow their staff to flourish. Everyone in the business should be an integral part of getting things done. Because of this, everyone should be respected enough to do their job with some level of independence. A manager who does not allow this to happen does not have faith in their employees. A person who micromanages will eventually stifle productivity and creativity.
The boss should be invested in the company and the overall mission of the place. If the manager is not excited about the work being done, how can they expect their employees to be invested in the company?
Not every person is perfect and this is certainly the case when it comes to bosses. Hopefully, they have enough of the right skills and attributes to make them a good person to work for and are not someone who you wonder if they would get the job if they applied for it now.
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