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how would you describe your work style

I am a certified project management professional who is looking for a warehouse supervisor position. #management

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Rebecca’s Answer

Hi Costar, I am not sure I understand your question correct. Do you mean what is the management style of taking project management role?
Let me try to answer this. In fact, there are different kinds of management style, e.g.
Autocratic - Autocratic managers make all of the decisions in the workplace
Democratic - The democratic management style involves managers reaching decisions with the input of the employees but being responsible for making the final decision.
Laissez-faire - The laissez-faire management style involves little or no interference from management.
The above are few examples only. You may find more variance online. However, I believe there is no one single style applies to all circumstances. For example, under contingency situation, the manager may not have time and room to discuss with the staff. He/She may need to adopt Autocratic decision. On the other hand, if the project may need more creativity and idea, Democratic style may be a more suitable style. If the team is a group of professionals and work on routine activities, the manager can consider to use 'Laissez-faire' style.
It is subject to the manager experience and skills to adopt different management style under different situation.
Hope this address your question! Good Luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Rebecca. Costar
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Costar,

I am not sure if you are asking the management of people or how I work as an individual I am going to focus on my way of working as an individual. Please note that this is a description of how I work in an ideal situation.

In my role, I do not have any direct reports but I am a project manager. I am ultimately responsible for course details and timelines, even though I am the person who requested the course be made. On some projects, I have to supervise coworkers who have skills that I don't have, like video creation. So my job is a lot about managing projects through influence. I have to convince people about the value of their part and give them a reason to meet the timelines set. With that in mind, I need to talk with everyone engaged in my project about what they need. My job is then to find a way to those different needs get managed around a goal. I also make sure that everyone on the project team interacts with each other. The team needs to feel like a team by interacting with each other. I also make sure to gain and maintain respect through a combination of detailed communication and meeting my own commitments. As a project lead, you have deadlines too and you set the tone for the project by being a good example.

So respect and communication to me are factors in being good at my job. The challenge I face at my job now is that we have teams who are not held accountable to my project deadlines or even the relationship that I have with my client. They do not attend meetings and can stop working on my stuff for a higher level project. That's something allowed by my organization. So I do not choose to use this team unless the quality of the output needs to be high. Otherwise, I will learn how to do the work or skip fancier elements in order to guarantee and meet deadlines.

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Bob’s Answer

I have been told that I am counterintuitive-able to discern and weigh various approaches to solve complex problems. It has also been said that I am able to view issues and opportunities in both a strategic (big picture) as well as a tactical (detailed) manner. Others see me as a leader in process as well as results orientation, focused upon the steps as well as the tools/team and the decision triggers, to move forward to the desired results sought. In addition, I am told that I am able seemlessly, following a decision and implementation, to assure continuous follow-up is accomplished.
I believe that work style is transformational. One starts out as a detailed doer, moves then to management as less doer and more leader. Then one moves to manage managers and become even less doer and more leader as well as strategic thinker. Over time, if successful, one becomes an excellent strategic thinker, with experienced leadership capabilities.
I also believe it is a mistake to narrowly define one's work style. If you must, then choose problem solver or some of the above attributes. As one who went from a doer (salesman) to Manager (marketing), to Director (global operations), to Vice President (strategy) -then CEO and Chairman of various high tech businesses-understand that work style changes significantly as you challenge yourself to succeed.

Bob recommends the following next steps:

Try to understand the sequence of questions and thinking process of successful leaders.
Ask others how they see you in terms of work style. Many will see you differently.
Seek to understand how your boss sees you in varying roles.
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Pamela’s Answer

As a PMP it is possible to align your PM expertise to a warehouse environment. You would utilize the same skills that are required to manage a project.
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Susan’s Answer

Great question. I'm currently a supervisor in customer service. I have 18 employees under me.
I would describe my work style in a couple of different ways.

1): I am who I am. I come to work as my authentic self every day. I make sure that people know me for who I am and not who they want me to be or who they think I am.

2) I build relationships that last. So when I ask how you are doing with building genuine relationships, I want to know the answer.

3) Go into every situation with thinking positive intent

4)Having a growth mindset and not a fixed mindset

5) Learning your employees and building a relationship with them helps you. It allows you to tap into that unknown potential that they didn't know that they had, which is an excellent attribute of a leader

6) Building a relationship first will help you have a fierce conversation where the employee doesn't feel like its a bad thing and get disengaged
Thank you comment icon I'm excited to put your great advice to good use! Costar
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Brett’s Answer

Being able to align the vision of the project we are looking to launch, with the vision of the stakeholders. Once everyone understands the goal of the project it is much easier to get to the finish line.

If you were to ask someone to describe me they would say "flexible, understanding, motivated and accountable" in those 4 words. These are important to the working team. In order to move through and get the work accomplished you first have to understand you, what you can bring to the project and then ask the team what there vision and values are.
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