How to Go From Being a Good Manager to an Excellent Manager | Executive Care
Before venturing into a franchise business, it can be beneficial to work on improving your management skills. You may feel that you already have a good handle on being a manager, but good can always be improved on.
The Role of Management
Management is never an easy role, and if the right skills are not present, it can make things go south for a business.
A manager has four main functions:
1. Training the team. This can include training new hires and employees who have been a part of the team for years. Changes are always occurring, and your team will need to be kept up to speed, no matter their experience level.
2. Organizing the team. Management equals leadership, and with that leadership comes the organization of your team. It’s the manager’s job to ensure the right people are in the right positions throughout the business.
3. Communication. Make sure you are able to pass down information that is vital to employees and clients alike. A breakdown in communication can be devastating to your business as well as an added stressor.
4. Motivating the team. An excellent manager is one who knows how to motivate the team and keep that motivation running strong even when difficulties arise.
Tips for Going From Good to Excellent
To become an excellent manager, you’ll need to figure out your management style. Take stock of your strengths and weaknesses and figure out a way to blend the two together—remember, no one is perfect, and we can often find strength through our weaknesses.
You’ll also need to know how to successfully delegate tasks throughout the business. This will involve placing trust in others, which can be difficult. Part of management is putting trust in the employees and being there to support them in their roles.
Here are some characteristics of a great manager:
- Excellent communicator
To be an excellent manager, you should be avoiding things like:
- Only providing feedback when issues arise or during performance reviews
- Neglecting to address questions, feedback and concerns
- Being close-minded to new ways of doing things
- Setting expectations too high or too low
Learning to become an excellent manager can ultimately aid in the success of your franchise venture. Interested in what Executive Care has to offer? Contact us to learn more about our in-home care franchise opportunities.