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If you were in charge of the department you work in for one day, what would you do differently? Would it be something with the actual work you do, or the place you work in?
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Honestly, I do not believe real changes happen overnight and actually stick. Most people do not like change. In the workplace, most employees actually resist change. Therefore, it takes much time to work through the root cause of the problem, buy-in from employees and stakeholders, a team of experts to determine a solution, testing to ensure there are no negative impacts to business before you implement the changes, and monitoring the solution to confirm that you achieved the goals desired. One day is not realistic enough for the long term solutions needed in a successful business.
If i were my own manager i would make every day fun and productive at the same time. Everyone would enjoy coming to work.
The main thing is to change myself before changing others. I will make sure that everyday I go to work with a very humble and positive attitude, being a good listener, and open minded. Always encouraging others instead of criticizing. That way, it will position myself as one of the best team players, and loved by others.
In my experience, a good manager leads by example. He/She should be willing to do any job expected of their staff or work alongside of them when needed. Also, and effective manager empowers the team to do their jobs by setting expectations and trusting the team to meet and hopefully exceed those expectations while being there for guidance and support when needed.
I would work on changing the culture. Showing appreciation for employees and letting them know they are what makes the company we work for great.
Some of the best business discussions that I have had with my team mates are held outside of the office. A different environment can help to break down walls and allow the conversation to be more free flowing. A coffee shop or even a walk in a park can also help you to shift your perspective on things. If I were my own manager for the day, I would encourage my team to meet together outside of the office and connect, discuss and respectively debate those things that our top of mind and also those things that need to be addressed.
Mary Ellen recommends the following next steps:
If I were my own manager I would allow my subordinates to submit and work through suggestions to improve work functions they complete. I have found that the best people to streamline and improve the work are the people actually completing the task. Often in business there is a breakdown because changes are made without considering the people that do the work.
make time for a one on one... talk about feelings; and then remind myself to act as my own manager in my career and in my life.
I have been a manager for a fast food company, and so have learned some great ways to help the day go by smoothly. To relate it to my current profession, I would visualize before my shift started, what I wanted to accomplish for the day, and then plan how I would do that. Once in the office, set the plan in motion, and be sure to include everyone. I would throw in some "trivia games" to keep the day light, and be sure to praise the team throughout the day for the great job they are doing. When the day is over, log the successes and opportunities, so that the rest of the week, month, year, can go smoothly.
Jonathan recommends the following next steps:
Let me first start by saying that a Managerial role is pretty hectic, in the sense, it involves having a wide plethora of skills like people-management, time-management, budgeting experience, foresight etc.
If ever I become a manager for a day, I would ensure that there is a cohesion within the team, because the company's and my success lies in theirs. Also, I would reach out to them personally to know their challenges and grievances if any and start working towards fixing that.
Hector recommends the following next steps:
If I was manager for myself, I would allow collaboration with outside area to help maintain information accurate and available to everyone within the departments. Also making it easier to allocate work or assistance.
Create a supportive and trusting environment for the team. Be open and honest.
I would ask for more feedback from my team
Lead by example and be caring to your team. We all have goals and projects to complete, but taking that extra 10 minutes to be human means a lot to morale.