The holidays have arrived and ‘tis the season to prepare for a new year! However, your employees aren’t the only ones who should be setting their sights on New Year’s resolutions. As a manager, setting resolutions for 2021 can help you establish a vision for what you’d like to achieve both personally and professionally, which can have a direct impact on the staff you manage on a daily basis. As you gain clarity on what you’d like to accomplish, here are some resolutions to consider:
The events of 2020 have proven to leaders in all industries that embracing change is essential for prospering in an unpredictable world. Accepting that change will allow you to make informed decisions for your team that are in the best interest of both them and your company. For example, has there been a growing demand for flexible hours or workplace wellness programs within your organization? By considering the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can implement workplace policies that align with the needs of your employees while taking into account the changes occurring at a global level.
Make communication a priority.
The uncertainty of the world has left people wanting transparency from their employers now more than ever before. To lead your staff effectively in the New Year, it will be critical to proactively communicate with them about how your company will be evolving, changing, growing, trying new things, and responding to the needs of the marketplace. Employees who feel that they’re in the loop about what’s going on will be more accepting of change as internal adjustments are made. The key to effective communication is to explain why certain decisions are being made and demonstrate a commitment to change by leading by example.
Invest in talent development.
Your people are your greatest asset and investing in their development is crucial to their success. Developing interactive training and onboarding programs can be one of the most effective ways to promote growth within your organization from the ground up. Talent development can be facilitated in many forms, including experiential learning, coaching initiatives, and mentorship. Integrating talent development strategies within your overall management protocols will allow your employees to capitalize on their strengths and feel more confident in their roles.
Hopefully, the resolutions above will give you some ideas on how you can best improve your leadership abilities. The more you focus on meeting personal milestones as a leader, the better off your employees will perform in the long run.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.