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A professional environment consists of respectful, mature, competent, and accountable employees. It is important that the environment of a workplace maintains such characteristics. Furthermore, backbiting, cheating, theft, and other behavior needs to be almost non-existent. This is where the manager comes in. In short, you can say that the manager is the peace-keeper of a professional environment. So, the question which now arises is how to manage people as a manager? Well, a manager manages different major tasks which help keep the nature of the environment pleasant, professional, and healthy.
Hiring the Right People
If a manager is responsible for hiring new recruits, then they should not just look at the first few resumes and select the most impressive ones. A manager always needs to look high and low to hire the best resource. Other factors should also be considered apart from skill set, including the individual’s characteristics and personal traits.
The whole purpose of the interview process is to learn about the individual, who they are, their capabilities, and how will they become an asset to the workplace and teams. Managers always need to keep an eye open for signs which indicate professional or unprofessional behavior.
Being a Role Model
Employees look up to good managers. As such, they should feel comfortable approaching them for aid or advice. A manager should, therefore, keep commitments they make, listen to their employees, and keep their cool. They must know how to manage people, professionally, regardless of the pettiest of disputes. They must have the qualities of a leader while having a positive attitude.
Providing Feedback & Coaching
For the most part, new employees feel like they do not belong. It’s the duty of the manager to ensure that they feel that they do. One of the ways through which a manager needs to know how to manage people is by providing them with constant feedback and coaching. Feedback helps build confidence and lets an individual know what areas they need to work on, whereas coaching helps them work on that area themselves. To an extent, one can say that a manager is the essential backbone of a workplace as without one, it will be very difficult to manage people.
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