The Things Managers Should Not Do

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In my earlier blog post, I talk about things a manager should know. Well now I’m going to give you a list of things managers should not do. The things that might just get you fired if you didn’t know.

  1. Know your employees don’t date them– I’m pretty sure you read the employee hand out, so why goagainst what’s stated. If somehow one of you catch feeling and have a connection I suggest that one of you quit. I don’t know why you would want to work with someone you date anyways; I thought work was to get away from that person.
  2. Don’t break promises- Don’t promise something unless you know 100% that you can keep that promise. You will lose points from your workers if you keep lying to them and selling them wolf tickets to an Patriots game.
  3. Don’t be disorganized- Remember clean is perfection. You are the example so wont you take the time to set one. Stay to the plan don’t change it mid stride, employees will get irritated if this is a continuing pattern.
  4. Don’t be something you aren’t – You are the manager, so there is no reason that you need to feel like you have to fit in. People can clearly see if you are acting or not, once someone notice it spreads and people are just going to call you a fake.
  5. Don’t be late and careless- Again you are the example if my manager is late, why can’t I come in 15 minutes late? If my manager doesn’t care why do I have to care? Remember they are looking at you for guidance so don’t lead them the wrong way.

I hope these five steps help someone for tomorrow morning and they got the picture. People should hold on to their job not lose it. God Bless.


5 Things Managers Should Know!

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I haven’t been a manager yet but I have been an employee in the field of retail. Based on my experience and relationship with my past managers I will tell you five things that managers should know and the things manager know about their employees.

  1. Understand employees- Many managers don’t know their employees from left to right and can really care less about them. They are so focus on doing their job that they forget about the people the that are helping them keep their job. Managers need to take the time and get to know these people, not asking them to know their whole life story but know something about them that different from the next person.
  2. Be a motivator- Know how to motivate others and give employees a goal or a challenge to complete. People start to get content with their job and will do the minimum things to get the job done. So, understand that, give them new challenges and know that everyone isn’t motivated by the same thing.
  3. Be aware- Be aware and up to date on the things going on in the company. Again set company goals, create a community amongst your employees. Be aware that you are a manager and the thing you need to manage.
  4. Solving problems- A very effective manager understands the problems that lies and knows how to effectively solve each problem in a timely matter. Solve the problem whereas it won’t happen again don’t just prolong it.
  5. Know Leadership- Understand what leadership is. Leadership and management is not the same thing. Employees look at you for guidance. Be a leader and set the example for up and coming managers working their way up the chains. Never show any weakness let people know that you have it under control but at the same time be able you ask positive questions.

There you go 5 great tips on the things managers need to know, hope it was useful. Go out there and lead. Oh and manage too!