A manager will not be able to make decisions based on the business’ mission or help his staff understand their roles in reaching that vision if he doesn’t understand where his unit fits into the mission. If the organization hasn’t created or communicated a clear and well-defined vision, the mission of the business and its values, the organization cannot expect the manager to understand or work in the favour of the business. This unclarity of the business can be very hard on the managers and can obstruct the organization from thriving. Everything DiSC Work for Leaders can help the company leaders to assess whether their managers are clear about the company’s business and their performance reflects a positive curve.
Good managers understand the critical role of clear, concise and consistent communication. Executives can make the manager’s job much easier through their own transparent, technology-oriented, audience-friendly communication. From writing job descriptions, creating easy to read charts, delivering presentation or conducting an effective meeting, communication skills are very essential. Communication not only involves delivering speech appropriately, but also emphasises on listening. New managers can sometimes hesitate to ask questions as they may feel they are expected to know all the answers. Asking questions can establish a trusting relationship and produce insightful information. Leaders should encourage new managers to ask their staff questions like – “what are the changes you’d like to bring of you were put in my role tomorrow?” or “what are your expectations from my team and me for this project?”.
Managers need to make sure their subordinates are adequately trained to excel in their assigned tasks. Managers are often held responsible for an employee’s retention. He or she is accountable for providing resources, additional training, new opportunities, work flexibility and information about career opportunities within the organization. The most effective managers maintain professional relationships with employees who leave the organization and take advantage of their network to achieve the organization’s goals. They are also responsible for recognising and highlighting evidence of talents and skills in their team. Hence, they should be trained to learn what motivates their staff so they can relegate upcoming opportunities and tasks accordingly.
Team success is critical to business success. Managers are responsible for the success of the team for which they need to model effective team behaviour. Providing new managers with an Everything DiSC Group Culture report can give their team a head-start into decoding team dynamics.