Unbelievable Project Manager Job Outlook
The first management fundamental that you should know is to treat people nice. Why do I say this when this seems so apparent? You often hear about employees who leave companies because they hate working for their boss. They feel that their boss is unfriendly and detached from their team. No matter if you as a manager have a degree from an Ivy League school, if you can not relate to your people then you are in trouble. We have seen several managers who are just so authoritative that they are barking orders to their staff and it just sucks the blood from the employee's life force. You need to manage morale and the best way to start is to treat people like they are adults. Some managers treat their staff like kids. This is so silly, especially when their staff have advanced degrees. When you treat people nice, they will bend over backwards to get the job done.
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The second management fundamental that we are preaching is that it is your job to remove any roadblocks to your employee's success. What do we mean by roadblocks? Roadblocks are any issues that get in the way from your employees doing their jobs well. These roadblocks can be political, training, administrative, and anything else that could hinder productivity. An example of a political roadblock is when another manager from a different department stiff arms your employee from doing their job based on their own agenda to move up in the organization. This is something that does happen often in the corporate world. You are going to have to work within the system to steer the other manager from causing interference. These types of skills are crucial to have if you are to be successful as a manager.