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7 Steps to Modern Management

7 STEPS TO ighttrack ODERN MANAGEMENT The workforce today is a cultural melting pot. As Traditionalists move out at the top and Generation Y move in from the bottom (with Generation Z fast approaching behind) it's safe to say there are four very different generations in the work place. And it's impacting... Are today's leaders equipped with the modern-day management skills required to harness the talent of individuals from all generations and create high-performing, harmonious teams? TAKE A STEP BACK 1 The characteristics of Generation Y employees in particular are challenging the status quo and in doing so this entrepreneurial group of 20-30 somethings are beginning to get a bad reputation. But is it them or the unmodernised way they're being managed that is at fault? Begin by increasing awareness of your management style. What approaches are working? What isn't getting results? And with whom? REVOLUTIONISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT 2 With technology has come a widespread expectation of instantaneity. At work this has translated into a need for regular, if not immediate, feedback. Think about ways in which you can performance manage on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Also, consider feedback and objective setting as a two way street. Think about how you can be more transparent to increase trust, engagement and productivity. MANAGE THE IMPACT OF A CHANGING WORLD 3. We know that technology and globalisation is driving change at a quicker rate than ever before, and that for many of us change can be unsettling. When you are making a change, no matter how smallI, take a moment to consider what might make members of your team flounder. There are strategies you can adopt to harness the enthusiasm of advocators and minimise the impact of 'derailers' until you have buy-in from everyone. COMMUNICATE COLLABORATIVELY Be aware of the terminology you use when communicating with your team. Do a self-check on whether your language is collaborative, or just one-way. Look for opportunities to delegate; follow a set of Steps to Successful Delegation and pay particular attention to the difference between responsibility and accountability. Ensure individuals understand the 'why' as well as the 'what', 'how' and the 'when'. How does the task fit into the whole picture and link with both personal and organisational objectives? 4 SHAPERN YOUR TEAM BUILDING TOOLS Are you managing a group of people who work productive team? Help your team to understand that differences in work style shouldn't be a cause of frustration but that diversity is a key to success. Check out what characteristics you have in your team and what attributes of individuals contributes to overall team effort. Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generations Xs and Ys? Activists, Reflectors, Theorists and Pragmatists? Or perhaps Plants, Resource Investigators, Completer Finishers and Team Workers?... the same office, or a robust and SOLVE PROBLEMS CREATIVELY When looking for creative solutions to problems check whether you are utilising the team to its full potential. Ask yourself, 'How often do I seek solutions from the same group of people?' Check out whether you gravitate to those who make the most noise, to those you get on with best, or do you involve those members of the team appropriate to the type of problem/solution you are seeking? Make problem solving fun; it's a great opportunity for creative, collaborative working. You could even take the meeting off site to get a truly different perspective. MANAGE EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & RESPECT Bullying, harassment and negative behaviours in the workplace are painful for employees and expensive for organisations. They increase absenteeism and staff turnover and reduce quality of work and morale. These behaviours are sometimes mistaken for 'workplace banter' or strong management. Identifying and dealing with the causes and employing effective procedures to deal with negative behaviours early remains an important, yet often neglected, part of managing the conflicts that can arise at work. Righttrack is an international training company specialising in bespoke, in-house, interactive training in subjects such as Management & Leadership, Customer Service, Sales, and Equality & Diversity. We have extensively researched the impact of topics such as Generation Y and Unconscious Bias in the workplace. Our focus is on helping organisations achieve their strategy; equipping teams with the tools to become consistent high-performers; and giving individuals the opportunity to shine. To find out more visit gf in

7 Steps to Modern Management

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