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5 Things Great Managers Avoid

According to a recent Gallup report, only 10% of managers have what it takes to be a “great manager.”  If you want to be a part of the elite 10%, avoid these five things!

  1. Communicating with the team solely through emails:  Email is a great tool.  And, it really does help managers interact with their team.  However, this is not the ONLY way to communicate.  Schedule face time with each of your employees, and talk one-on-one.  It will help you keep track of your team and offer help when they need it most, something you may not be able to catch through an email.

  2. Shutting your office door.  An open door policy is the best policy.  If you have to shut your door, only do it if you are on an important call or trying to meet a deadline.

  3. Bringing a bad attitude to work.  Mondays are hard enough for everyone, so if you expect employees to leave their home life at the door, then you must do the same.

  4. Accepting a promotion to manager without any training:  Moving into management is really not a promotion. it is a job change. It requires an entirely different set of skills than your previous job. Before leaping into a management position, participate in management training to expand your skills and knowledge.

  5. Allowing a team member to drown.  The best managers notice when someone on the team is struggling. They provide the resources and support their employees need to be successful.

Being a great manager is not easy, especially when you’re new at it.  Best Care EAP Management Boot Camp classes could be just what you need. For more detailed information on upcoming classes and fees, visit our Training and Events page.

If you have questions about being the best manager you can be or the registration process, call (402) 354-8000 or (800) 801-4182 or email @email .