Learn and Grow – The 21 Good Management Lessons

Here are the 21 good management lessons from 2021. Please take it to learn, share and relate to your own experiences.

  1. Always be your honest and absolute very best in everything you do. 
  2. Make suer you have solid values and clear conscience to lead, coach and genuinely help people grow.
  3. Only do things that will help the team and business grow in legit ways as per organization’s core values, purpose and vision.
  4. Dare to challenge the status quo and bring the change that others are overlooking or afraid to do.
  5. Use your connections and build your network of team members who can team up to make the difference.
  6. Manage and support your boss as well as management team in achieving the overall organization goals.
  7. Build Trust and Empower your team members. Trust and support team members and the team will reciprocate by delivering a much greater value in return.
  8. Ensure that the team players and their workloads are closely monitored to balance it in such a way that everyone has at least 10% to 15% time per week to balance their work, learn, share and grow themselves.
  9. Team building in smaller teams focused on specific programs or goals is essential. Team building must happen at work as part of the work. The real team building doesn’t need special high spending (costly) events as team members stick together and find time to bond and enjoy together as a team on their own.
  10. Recognition awards and some time off for members that have over worked for delivering results is a much better way of rewarding and creating work life balance.
  11. Refrain from calling team members after office hours, on public holidays and over weekends as that is not very professional unless that is required for specific preplanned events or activities.
  12. Appraisal is the time that should be seen in a positive way to give and receive feedbacks as well as to ensure every 2-3 years based on performance people are promoted and well paid for their efforts year on year. 
  13. Let the team participate in suitable internal and external competitions to shows the best of the best solutions. Support the team by allowing them time to prepare and do the needful on their own but with your and other guidance where required.
  14. Ensure individual team members are well recognised for their work and role model behaviours. Make sure right team members get the needful credit for the work done.
  15. If the team has done a great job in delivering value then ensure each of them get their shining moment in the organization as well as encouraged to continue their journey of delivering more greater value.
  16. Teaming up is much less about dividing & conquering and much more about taking joint ownership to deliver on commitment.
  17. Take teams credit to get the award from top management & in return give the actual team players close to nothing but more complex assignments.
  18. Hiring interns and contract staff to bring new generation & different nationalities on the team is a great step forward but ensure that they have a good career prospect for long term. Groom them well to identify talents and hire them for long term success.
  19. Keep a transparent environment and let team members have skip level meetings or lunch sessions with top management to share their views and ideas.
  20. Be as transparent as possible and be open with team members, never lie to them about organization changes as they will eventually know if you lie. Being transparent will ensure team members are fully aware and well prepared to move forward as a team.
  21. Always remember that as a leader or even a manager you have careers of your team members in your hands. Be the honest leader your team wants you to be.

There are many Good management lessons for sharing. The above list is just my observations from year 2021. I hope you will be able to relate to it and use it for the betterment of everyone in the team.

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