Ten People Management Tips
- Create Expectations
Tell people up front what is expected of them.
- Set a Stretch Challenge
Make people grow and coach them along the way.
- Never move too slowly on critical personnel decisions
Dragging your feet here will really hurt your business.
- Involve people in both DEVELOPING and IMPLEMENTING strategy
Too much tops down brings the top down.
- Call a Spade a Spade
Address poor performance or it'll cost you -- BIG.
- Reward your stars!
Pay good performers what they're worth, and it will be returned to you tenfold.
- Get the Right Person for the job
Define the job and find the person who can do it rather than redefining the job to fit the capabilities of the incumbent.
- Require that People do Their Homework
When people are not prepared for meetings, the company is not prepared to make decisions. Stop the presses!
- Constantly Upgrade Skills
Provide continuous training to keep people at their best.
- Recognize That Pride Drives Performance More Than Money
Complement people for a job well done.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.