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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Different Styles of Employee Management

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Employees can be a difficult group for you to manage. Every one of your employees are different and will be motivated differently. Different management techniques will need to be used on each of them. There are many different types of management styles. Some examples are the micromanager, Mr Cool, and the buddy. There are positives and negatives to all of the different types of managers, but the one that has the least draw backs is the coach.

The coach is unlike many of the others since they won't use extreme management techniques. Mr Cool only cares about his own image and the micromanager dissects every part of the day, to name a few examples. Neither of these methods are used by the coach. The coach doesn't do things that are best for them personally, they always have the best interest of the team in mind. The coach also lets some day to day operations go unmanaged on their part. Decision making responsibilities are given to the employees by the coach in order to help them grow.

One of the best traits of the coach is their ability to interact with each employee for growth. The won't be all over an employee if a small task gets left undone. The coach will let this slip up go, but will use it as a coaching opportunity with the employee. The whole team of employees is benefited by this action. Employees will have more confidence to take risks. Each employee has confidence that their coach will show them why they failed and how to avoid it in cases of failures to complete tasks. Every employee will feel like they are important to the goal of the team, thus creating a true environment of teamwork.

Although it may seem like a perfect style, it is definitely not. This style goes too easy on some employees who need a harsher style. Some employees simply need to be reprimanded harshly. Since they are so focused on the accomplishments of the team, the coach sometimes doesn't recognize successes of individuals. If there was one style that had to be picked, the coach would be a good one, but it is always the best practice to use a blend of styles to create one that works for you.

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