Work has been interesting lately. If I ever become a manager, I hope I remember the following things:
1. Don?t mention changes to employees unless you have a firm plan, and more importantly, a date for implementing them. No matter what the plans may be.
2. Talk to your employees. Especially if they have shown a desire or hinted at wanting to talk to you.
3. Offer incentives and a clear, reasonable path for advancement. Don?t always make your employees come to you for rewards; go to them.
4. Know your stuff. You don?t have to know how to do their job, but you do have to be able to tell the difference between an excellent, good, mediocre and poor job (and about how long it should take to do it).
That?s it. Managing 101 from a firsthand perspective. Speaking of managing…it?s time for me to go get managed.