Why Managers Still Matter

John Krautzel
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Effective management is always necessary, and a great manager can help make a company a success. Managers hold the power to cause disarray, create harmony in the workplace and motivate employees. Managers are crucial because a business can thrive or plummet depending on the quality and skill of its managers.

To Offer Wise Direction

Great managers are needed to offer wise direction to employees, work teams and even fellow managers. Managers must define their expectations for employees so they know what is necessary to be most effective. Supervisors structure the daily activities of employees to make reaching company goals easier, and they help employees complete tasks before a deadline approaches. When employees have questions, they often turn to a supervisor for clear, correct answers. Although a micromanaging boss is not welcomed by most employees, one that listens and offers advice when employees need it most is highly appreciated. Supervisors can be mediators between employees, and they may also be a source of comfort and guidance for employees facing unique challenges.

To Implement Strategies and Solutions

Since managers often have extensive organizational knowledge that some levels of company employees do not possess, they are best fit to create and implement strategies that work well. Managers also deliver key information to employees from upper level managers to educate the workforce on current initiatives. A great manager implements strategies that can improve employee performance, decrease debt and waste, and raise profitability for an organization. Managers who get to know their employees well can form balanced teams where each employee’s strengths are put to prime use on projects. Supervisors are also responsible for helping employees find reasonable solutions to all kinds of problems in the workplace.

To Raise Employee Performance and Morale

A great manager can help employees reach their maximum productivity level by exerting minimum effort so that they work smarter. The suggestions that managers offer can help employees execute daily duties with less stress, and they provide insight into how employees can improve any weaknesses. In companies where supervision is often absent, company employees may not take their jobs or members of management seriously. Managers are authority figures in the workplace, and they serve as a gentle reminder for employees to focus at work. When great managers are present and actively involved, they set good examples for others.

To Inspire Others

Every employee has a time when they can use a little inspiration, and a great manager is a perfect vehicle for this. It's important for a great manager to motivate employees to meet and exceed performance expectations. By offering pep talks and encouraging employees, a supervisor can uplift an entire workforce.

Strong managers help create solid employees that can fulfill company goals and objectives more effectively. With the positive influence of a great manager, a company can obtain superb business success.

 

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    keith e.

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