A Manager must utilize skills to effectively organize the team, to achieve a successful goal, in the least amount of time, and cost. Management skills are learned in school, by experience, and information gathered from employees that worked with managers. A manager knows how to lead the team, but never be a dictator.
Listed below are management skills:
Recruit and Interview:
Managers recruit and interview the best candidates for the organization. Matching the education, experience, and knowledge, for a specific job. Letting each candidate know, what are the expectations, and receiving any suggestions.
Organizing the team to achieve a specific goal. Delegating each team member, to an assigned task. Remembering, never to over extend responsibilities to one person. Always, having the confidence and giving respect to each member.
A manager needs to precisely communicate, the goal of any task, what are the expectations from each department, and specifying the time, when assignments need to be completed. Informing team members by a memorandum or writing E-mail. The manager and team members should have telephone numbers to contact each other, because unfortunate events could happen during a project, questions sometimes need to be answered, and kept informed of any delays.
Managing a budget is critically important for the financial integrity of any project. Under budgeting a project, may undermine the ability to get the project done on time or failure. Managing a project that is under budget, certainly is most desirable for the cost savings.
Managers can motivate their staff by praise and incentives, to create a friendly working environment, and having diligent employees, that are less likely to resign.
Managers should uphold business ethics. Disregarding ethical standards can ruin the reputation of a manager and the loss of respect earned from his employees, and clients. Ethics can be learned, but honesty comes from the heart.
Art of Negotiating:
A manager has to negotiate an equitable agreement with a customer, or vendor, that is profitable to his organization. Also, will make the opposing side happy, to return for future deals.
Upon the completion of any task or assignment, the manager should evaluate the team effort. Recognizing if there was any failures that needed to be rectified and praising those for outstanding work. And, learning from any mistakes, and successes.
A responsible manager knows when to take advice and accept any criticism, with an open mind.