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Updated on November 21, 2015
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Good Management Takes Common Sense

Common sense is a methodology in which, you use to create a promising future for you and your employees to make your institution flourish. Effective management begins with common sense. Practicing common sense in management may look simple but it is not. If practiced, i am sure the results will always be good. In this article, I am going to talk about thoughts on how good management takes common sense.

Treating employees with respect

Employees are people like you are. When you disrespect them, definitely they will lack respect for you as well. To become a better boss, you need to respect your employees to get better results.

Treat employees as people first then as employees

Employees, tend to be stressed most of the time. This is caused by heavy workloads and short timelines. Stress from your employees eventually causes poor performance especially when you have demanding customers. It is a good thing therefore to learn to listen to your employees. As a boss, you should know the weaknesses and strengths of each employee. You need to find out what motivates them and most importantly, the frustrations they go through daily and how you can help them.

Involving people in communication and decision making

Sharing information is the most important thing. Involving your employees in this will surprise you that they will at times be the first to spot any threat to the company. Some decisions made when employees are involved are motivating factors to employees towards commitment to the institution’s strategies and plans. It is therefore great to involve employees in making decisions that create a good working environment for them.

Setting clear and fair goals

It is common sense to set goals that are realistic and achievable. The goals you set as a boss should be convincing goals that employees would easily buy and understand. This reflects clear thinking on your part. It is your job as a boss to hold people accountable for specific results on these goals.

Identifying and using opportunities

It is common sense to understand that, the outside environment is constantly changing. These changes mean new opportunities as well as threats towards your work. To be a successful boss, you need to use the opportunities and strategize on eradicating the threats as much as possible. This means you are flexible and not welded to outdated strategies which bring poor results.

It adds value to management to use common sense. All these points are very simple to grasp but hard to implement. They are proof that good management takes common sense. However, when implemented, they turn out very effective.

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