Manage Your Way To Happiness

WHAT makes a good manager? That is the question posed by the Happiness at Work Index and it was revealed that those who lead by example are vital in keeping staff satisfied in difficult trading times. More than half of those surveyed said that they thought this was the most important quality in a manager in terms of keeping up morale in a business. However, a third said this didn’t happen.

Being honest about business performance is also considered a high priority while others thought that representing staff more effectively to senior management was also key.

So, there is a clear message to all you business owners. Don’t take out your frustrations on your staff if things are not going so well. Try taking the pressure off a little by ensuring that the stress you are feeling is not passed on to the team. And be honest. Let people know what is required of them through communication and then work together to achieving that aim.

Remember, the most important part of any business is its staff and its customers. In that order. Keep the staff happy and the clients will reap the benefits.



3 Comments

  • Mark Hammer

    I agree with that.
    the company I used to work for heaped stress on individuals. Not the best way to get the best from staff.
    You have to treat staff well to get the best from them.

  • Maurice

    Leading by example can come in many forms and a manager who shows they have the tools to do all aspects of the job, who have come from the shop floor so to speak , are those who can be looked up to.
    Today, unfortunately, there are too many fast-tracked to the top when they have done nothing to merit their rapid elevation.
    That’s a problem because they don’t then get the support from the team who in some cases are far more experienced.

  • Neil C

    Manging is different to leading. It’s not that straightforward.
    You can be a good manager but not be good at leading by example, however, leaders can’t necessarily get to grips with managing people which is far more involved.

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