Boss' Mistakes- We all do! We see a manager making a mistake or something that really annoys us, and we move our heads left and right, refusing the act, saying, "I would never do that if I were him!"
And you know what happens when we take a leadership position? Of course - we repeat the same mistakes.
These five stories below may be familiar to you, but you need someone to remind you of them, so you don't fall into the trap of repeating your boss's mistakes.
Don't repeat your manager's mistakes, and don't bother your employees with what was bothering you before. Always put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself: "What if I was working under a manager like me?"
Don’t Repeat Your Boss’ Mistakes
First story: A Staff Has No Information
Suddenly, with no introduction, you find a task that needs to be done as soon as possible, with the highest quality.
Managers' questions continue: Did you get the job done? How long do you need? Why didn't you add that information?
Finding yourself mired in many question marks, the biggest of which you have: Where and how do I start? What's the point? And how do I accomplish a three-hour mission in three minutes?
You must have been in the same situation some day. Don't be upset! It's not because of you; it's because of your bad manager.
As a boss, you have a responsibility to make sure that everyone knows what they need to know and that they receive the necessary information quickly and appropriately.
Yeah, you got a lot.
As a manager, all the information that goes through your hands has to be handled differently. You're not a regular employee to ask without explaining, and that's your job as a manager.
There are many other forms of information scarcity; Like suddenly discovering a new member of your team has joined, a task handover has changed, or a canceled project.
Do not exclude your employee from the scene, and do not treat the information as military secrets.
You are a communication manager, not just for ordering, and that's the first lesson you have to learn.
Second story: A Manager in Love with Details
While you focus, as an employee, on your work, get all the tasks done professionally, meet all the requirements, deliver your work ahead of deadlines, and achieve the best results, a manager is checking every step you take, asks about every detail and catch the unnoticed mistakes.
And you know very well how you feel at this moment.
So, every boss should give his subordinates complete confidence. Of course, there is room for inquiry, monitoring, and follow-up, but it shouldn't take years.
Hence, you learn that you have to pay attention to the results and the ability of the staff member to achieve them.
Third story: Solve Your Problems! No Manager to Help
The company chose you to take responsibility for a vital project that you see as an opportunity to make career progress, learn a new skill, and feel very happy. And after you've accepted the project, you run into some obstacles that you can't get through on your own. And logically, you go to your boss to ask him for information or help.
And here comes the shock!
Your manager replies: "You're not young. This project is your responsibility, and this is your problem, solve it yourself! "
And here, you feel like you're standing alone in the wind.
You must realize that the "manager's" job doesn't end with hiring the employee; IT STARTS.
The manager is always responsible for the employees to perform their duties properly. If anyone needs help, the manager should direct him to the right solution. That solution could be a tip, a piece of advice, or a referral to another colleague with more experience.
Fourth story: They’re All Good, Dear, Except You.
I remember a friend told me that he worked under a manager who knew nothing about management but a title and a salary.
That manager has always paid tribute to the efforts of all the team members and employees of the organization, even the office boy, and permanently excluded my friend from the endless list of praises.
When he asked him why he replied: "I don't think I'm darkening you; you don't literally carry out my orders and always put out different ideas."
No manager is worse than this!
To avoid being such a manager, you have to realize that the good manager understands very well that every employee has complete freedom to perform their duties in whatever way he deems appropriate as long as they do their job and achieve the desired results.
If the employee must follow their manager (and such anomalies), he should be persuaded first. Openly discuss the outlines to be adhered to and what bothers you and doesn't suit you.
Always be a good listener... You might find out that your employees know more than you.
Fifth story: Your Work Time for Work and Personal Time for Work, Too
It's Thursday, and the weekend is eagerly awaited. The working hours are almost over, and you are trying to get your work done as fast as possible to leave the company on time. At that moment, the boss arrives with an extra task, which indeed takes a few hours to complete, and insists you get it done before leaving work today.
All your attempts to explain the situation are in vain because he only cares about making you stay longer.
Instead of understanding, he threatens you with a pay cut or a layoff if you don't complete the task.
We are all human, and the manager's authority does not give subordinates superpowers. Bosses must understand that the lives of their employees are not just working, and urgent circumstances may arise that must be taken into account by the manager.
Just as an employee volunteer to work extra hours or works on holidays to get required tasks done quickly, you need to consider making the employee happy. Employee satisfaction pays off on productivity, quality, and therefore your organization's profits. And if you can't, respect him only as a human being.
Also, avoid justifications of threat, such as saying, "These are higher orders."
You, as a manager, must explain to the holders of such orders that the employee has his personal life and that he is obligated to complete his duties during working hours only unless he is required to be present after the official working hours.
We are now living in a challenging era, both professional and personal. There are a lot of skills for an employee to hone to catch up with the fast-paced job market and a lot of life requirements that should all be met without fail. Be a humble manager, learn from the mistakes, and take advantage of their experience to gain more experience and win the love and respect of others!
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